North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In North Dakota Statistics

There are 30 colleges in North Dakota - 14 public and 16 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $11,199 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $10,668. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,048 and the average acceptance rate is 82% for North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison.
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2019-2020 Colleges In North Dakota Statistics
Top 4 colleges in North DakotaAll colleges in North Dakota
Number of Schools4 schools
(3 public, 1 private)
30 schools
(14 public, 16 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,402 (in-state)
$14,127 (out-of-state)
$6,342 (in-state)
$11,199 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,272 (in-state)
$14,428 (out-of-state)
$8,262 (in-state)
$10,668 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$6,736$6,599
Test Scores1,084 SAT, 23 ACT 1,048 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate82.50% 81.67%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)49.50% 50.89%
Population33,18051,770
Undergraduate25,54243,562
Graduate7,6388,208
Graduation Rate59.25%51.04%
Transfer-out Rate21.50%17.44%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.50 to 112.43 to 1

Top Colleges In North Dakota Comparison

Next table lists the top 4 colleges in North Dakota for academic year 2019-2020. University of North Dakota ranked top in the North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison and Minot State University and North Dakota State University-Main Campus follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $14,127 for undergraduate programs $14,428 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in North Dakota is 1,084 and the acceptance rate is 82.50%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.50 to 1 for top colleges in North Dakota. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in North Dakota Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of North Dakota
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Public, 4 yearsGrand Forks, ND
$14,546
($10,276)
$6,133 13,61587% 1,115 SAT
24 ACT
17 to 1
2 Minot State University
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Public, 4 yearsMinot, ND
$7,896 $4,599 2,92077% 975 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
3 North Dakota State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsFargo, ND
$14,336
($10,033)
$5,614 12,84694% 1,136 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
4 University of Mary
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Private, 4 yearsBismarck, ND
$19,730 $10,598 3,79972% 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
Average$14,127
($9,402)
$6,736 33,18082.50% 1,084 SAT
22.7500 ACT
14.50 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020