Top North Dakota Colleges and Universities

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North Dakota lies in the midwestern and western regions of the U.S. There are 16 colleges and universities in North Dakota, some of which are described in this article.
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Top Five Schools in North Dakota

University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota is a public educational institution and was founded in 1883. Located in Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota has an undergraduate student population of 10,125. The University of North Dakota is the flagship university in the state's public university system. It is also the oldest and largest university in the state. There are ten schools and colleges at the University of North Dakota: Aerospace Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Mines, Graduate School, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing and Continuing Education. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $6,130 and $14,523 for non-residents.

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1890. Located in Fargo, North Dakota State University has an undergraduate student population of 10,751. Originally, North Dakota State began as an agricultural college but now includes a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. There are nine colleges and schools at North Dakota State University: Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Engineering and Architecture; Human Development and Education; Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences; Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and the Graduate School. The undergraduate tuition cost for residents is $5,013 and $13,384 for non-residents.

Minot State University

Minot State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1913. Located in Minot, Minot State University has a student population of 3,712. While Minot State University has a small student population, it is the third largest university in the state of North Dakota. There are students from over 20 countries taking classes at MSU. Today, the university is comprised of four academic divisions: Business, Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School and Education and Health Sciences. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,772.48 and $11,414.88 for a non-resident.

University of Mary

The University of Mary is a private educational institution and was founded in 1959. Located in Bismark, the University of Mary has a student population of 2,900. It is also affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. University of Mary boasts 19 varsity team sports, including baseball, football, soccer, wrestling and basketball. There are eight colleges and schools at the University of Mary: Education, Business, Human Performance Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy and Theology and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The undergraduate tuition at the University of Mary is $5,765 per semester.

Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1916. Located in Dickinson, the university began as Dickinson Normal School with a limited number of degree programs. Today, Dickinson State offers 25 programs of study through the university's 11 departments: Education, Social Sciences, Nursing, Natural Sciences, Music, Mathematics with Computer Science, Language and Literature, Health and Physical Education, Fine Arts, Business and Economics and Agriculture and Technical Studies. Dickinson State hosts students from over 30 countries and 40 States. The Center for Multicultural Affairs provides support (social and academic) to foreign and minority students, as well as students whose background is economically disadvantaged. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,748 and $11,142 for non-residents.

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  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

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    2. American University

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    3. Post University

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    4. The George Washington University

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    5. Georgetown University

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    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    7. Colorado Christian University

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    Master's
      • Criminal Justice, M.S.
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      • Communication Studies, B.A.
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      • Criminal Justice, A.S.
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    8. Grand Canyon University

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      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
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      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • BS in Psychology
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    9. Independence University

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    Master's
      • Health Administration (MS)
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      • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
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      • Business (AAS)
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    10. Southern Careers Institute

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    Certificate
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Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

American University

  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Economics

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Post University

  • B.S. in Finance
  • B.S. in Management / Entrepreneurship
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

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The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

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Lincoln Tech

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

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Colorado Christian University

  • Criminal Justice, M.S.
  • Communication Studies, B.A.
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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