Colleges in North Dakota

Colleges in North Dakota

North Dakota is a Midwestern state with near-tropical summers and below-zero winter months. The colleges in The Garden State are mostly public and private not-for-profit, with only one for-profit institution. There are four Tribal colleges, two special-focus institutions, and two research universities to go along with the collection of baccalaureate and associate options. The University of North Dakota is the oldest in the state, even older than the state itself since it was established six years prior to North Dakota’s approval as a US state. Mayville State University is the most selective. Agriculture is a major contributor to North Dakota’s economy, with livestock, wheat, barley, and sunflower seeds topping most charts for production quantities. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park, International Peace Garden, and the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site are top attractions in the state.
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University of North Dakota

Founded six years before North Dakota achieved statehood, the University of North Dakota is a 4-year public university in eastern North Dakota and the state’s largest institution of higher learning. UND offers undergraduate degrees in over 225...

“…The University of North Dakota is a great college that offers many different options for student interests. It allows students to open their horizons and experience different programs. Its system is easy to navigate and the advisors are always...” – Kirsten from Staples, MN

University of Mary

The University of Mary is a 4-year Benedictine university in the North Dakota state capital of Bismarck and the only Catholic university in the state. Mary grants undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities,...

“…So far, although I am in the middle of my application process, I have found the staff at U of Mary to be very helpful. I have already been in contact with them asking questions about the admissions process and other things I need to know, and I have...” – Nim from CO

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as an agricultural college, North Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in Fargo. NDSU is home to seven colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 45 areas of study. In addition to classroom space, North Dakota State...

“…North Dakota State University is an excellent university with so much to offer. Not only is the campus beautifully landscaped and incredibly inviting, the professors and the educational experience a student receives here is worth every penny. Not the...” – Sarah from Brooklyn Park, MN

Minot State University

Minot State University is a public institution located in Minot, North Dakota. Minot State is home to three colleges, of Business, of Education & Health Sciences, and of Arts & Sciences. On top of the wide variety of majors and minors provided on...

“…The academics are very good, the housing varies greatly, and the price is going up. The NCAA greatly tampered with school funding so beware the price increases around campus. Also, bring good walking shoes.” – Allysa from Kasson, MN

Dickinson State University is a public, 4-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in North Dakota. Dickinson State offers bachelor’s degree programs in over 70 fields of study, as well as a master’s degree program in teaching. The...

“…Finding a place where i feel accepted and not criticized. Working hard to achieve my personal and academic goals with support from my education instructors.Loving the experiences and the next chapter to my educational/career success” – Sarah from Dickinson, ND

The University of Jamestown is a private, 4-year institution located in the state of North Dakota. The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with its highest-level program a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The UJ...

“…jamestown college is an affordable private school where faculty and staff are dedicated to christian ethics and student success.” – Amanda from Jamestown, ND

With a campus overlooking the Missouri River, Bismarck State College is the third largest school in the North Dakota University System. Bismarck State provides two years of courses toward an undergraduate degree through its 45 liberal arts transfer...

“…BSC is a great place to get your first two years of generals before going off to a larger, far away, more expensive university. It also provides a great variety of 2 and 4-year degrees. The campus is very nice and easy to find your way around.” – Margalit from Bismarck, ND

Originally founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, Valley City State University is an institution specializing in training future educators along with 80 other undergraduate programs. US News & World Report named VCSU the number one public regional...

“…Valley City State University (VCSU) is like home for me. The campus is great and so welcoming, and the faculty work in every way possible to help you succeed. I have no regrets for choosing VCSU for my college career. ” – Deborah from Davenport, ND

Mayville State University is a 4-year public school and a member of the North Dakota State University system. MSU prepares future educators through its 11 teaching majors in subjects such as History, Psychology, and English Education. Outside of the...

“…Mayville is a small campus, which makes the student much closer. the buidling are convenielty close, which is awesome in the cold winters. The dorms are amazing! ” – Manih from Keshena, WI

North Dakota State College of Science is a 2-year residential college with two campuses in the southeast part of the state and the second oldest public 2-year college in America. NDSCS is home to 13 academic departments offering degrees and...

“…It is an excellent 2 year school that offers a variety of majors. The dorms and food are decent and it has a lot of intramural activities to join in on. It's a great overall experience.” – John from Breckenridge, MN

Williston State College is a 2-year community college in northwest North Dakota and part of the North Dakota University system. WSC is home to five academic departments offering associate degrees and certificates. Of those, 12 degrees and...

“…The college was once a small town college, after year we see a big change in the town but what about th e college. In the passed, two years I have seen this college become a college I will remember the new and improved college, that will stand by it...” – Melissa from GRENORA, ND

With campus a short distance from North Dakota’s largest body of water, Lake Region State College is a 2-year community college. LRSC is home to three academic departments offering associate degrees and certificates in 17 fields of study. The campus’...

“…I believe LRSC is a well rounded minor college that will work with their students. I give LRSC an eight because they have a great starting point for students who fear the bigger colleges and the universities. they have most of the programs or if not...” – Michall from Riverdale, MI

Originally founded as a school of forestry, Dakota College at Bottineau is a 2-year community college in north-central North Dakota. DCB confers degrees and certificates in 34 fields of study, but remains true to its forestry roots through academic...

“…I would give Dakota College at Bottineau an A because they are great for military/distant students. I love their online degree program for Elementary Education and they advisors actually care about helping you. ” – Lizzut from Princeton, FL

Established in 1969, United Tribes Technical College is a 2-year, tribal institution located in Bismarck, North Dakota. UTTC offers diplomas, certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in 16 fields of study, with fully-online programs...

“…United Tribes is a small college with many degrees to choose from. It is a small college so everybody knows everybody. They are very helpful and concerned about you staying in college and finishing with a degree. ” – Bonita from Bismarck, ND

Founded by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull College is a tribal institution on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Featuring an academic curriculum guided by Lakota/Dakota values, Sitting Bull is home to an extensive Native...

“…Sitting Bull College has alot of great classes to offer. I enjoy going to classes and meeting new peers at the start of each semester. Sitting Bull College is a very affordable and credited college that I would recommend to any of my friends. ” – Marletta from McLaughlin, SD

With a main campus a short distance from the Canadian border, Turtle Mountain Community College is a tribal college on North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. TMCC offers 10 associate degree programs and its technical degrees are...

“…TMCC has a great factulty to student ratio. Instructors are very helpful. Classes are small enough to where you get the interaction with instructors that you want/need.” – Megan from Dunseith, ND

With campus on the shores of Sweetwater Lake, Cankdeska Cikana Community College is a 2-year tribal college on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. CCCC confers 11 associate degrees and three certificate-granting academic programs. With a focus on...

With campus a short distance from the Missouri River, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is a tribal college in western North Dakota operated by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. NHSC offers bachelor’s degrees in Native...

“…The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Here On Fort Berthold Is An Awesome Start. Great Teachers Flexable Schedule, Also An 3:1 Student Teacher Ratio ” – Chasity from New Town, ND

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is a Pentecostal Bible college affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Trinity grants 14 bachelor’s degrees including Children’s Ministry and Biblical Studies and all degree programs...

“…I would recommend Trinity Bible College to any student that is serious about their academic career and learning more about God. The students and staff make the college feel like a home-away-from-home with their welcoming atmosphere and willingness to...” – Katrina from Ellendale, ND

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