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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    1. Concordia University Portland

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    Master's
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
      • MEd in Higher Education Adminstration
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
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    2. Fortis College

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    Associate's
      • Associate Degree in Nursing
    Certificate
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      • Lab Technician
      • Medical Assistant
      • Medical Assisting
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    3. Divine Mercy University

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    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Counseling
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    4. Independence University

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    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
      • Nursing Administration (MS)
      • Nursing Education (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Accounting (BS)
      • Business Administration (BS)
      • Business Administration - Human Resources Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis (BS)
      • Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)
      • Health Services Management (BS)
    Associate's
      • Medical Assisting (AOS)
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    5. The Chicago School

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    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
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    6. Grand Canyon University

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    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
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      • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (NITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (ITL)
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
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    7. Trident University

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    Doctorate
      • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
      • Doctor of Business Administration
      • Educational Leadership (Ed. D.)
      • Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Business Administration (BSBA)
      • Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
      • Homeland Security (BSHLS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
      • Leadership (BSL)
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership
    Certificate
      • CMCB - Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing
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    8. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
      • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
      • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
      • PhD in Psychology - Teaching
    Master's
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
      • MS in Education - Self-Designed
      • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
      • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Mathematics (Grades K-6)
      • MS in Education - Mathematics & Science (Grades K-8)
      • MS in Education - Mathematics (Grades 5-8)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
      • BS in Psychology - Applied Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Criminal Justice
      • BS in Psychology - General Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Preparation for Graduate Studies
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    9. Full Sail University

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    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
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      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
      • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Creative Writing Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Film (Campus)
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
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    10. Herzing University

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    Master's
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: HR & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: BS Mgmt. & HR
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      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
      • B.S. - Business Management: Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • Bachelor: Health Care Management
      • Bachelor: Accounting
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
      • Associate: Health Information Management
      • Associate: Healthcare Management

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Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum

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Fortis College

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Lab Technician

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Divine Mercy University

  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Counseling

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Independence University

  • Information Systems (MS)
  • Accounting (BS)
  • Medical Assisting (AOS)

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The Chicago School

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track

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Grand Canyon University

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

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Trident University

  • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Associate of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership
  • CMCB - Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
  • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track

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