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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
      • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Creative Writing for Entertainment (Campus)
      • BS - Film (Campus)
      • BS - Media Communications (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
      • Doctor of Business Administration
      • Educational Leadership (Ed. D.)
      • Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Business Administration (BSBA)
      • Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
      • Homeland Security (BSHLS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
      • Leadership (BSL)
    Associate's
      • Professional Studies (ASPS)
    Certificate
      • CMCB - Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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)
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    4. Fortis College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate Degree in Nursing
    Certificate
      • Dental Assistant
      • Lab Technician
      • Medical Assistant
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Laboratory Technology
      • Medical Office Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • Master of Public Health
      • MBA: Human Resources
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Accelerated MS in Finance Option
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • AASBA in Food/Hotel Management
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
      • Associate: Criminal Justice
    Certificate
      • Medical Assisting Certificate
      • Medical Office Administration Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
      • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
    Master's
      • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health
      • M.A. Behavioral Economics
      • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology, Professional Counselor Licensure Track
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
      • Industrial & Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Instructional Design Certificate
      • Crisis-Informed Care for a Diverse, Globalized World Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Criminal Justice
      • Doctor of Criminal Justice - Policing
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
      • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
      • DBA: Healthcare Management
      • DBA: Marketing
      • DBA: Project Management
      • DBA: Human Resources
    Master's
      • MA: Communication
      • MS: Criminal Justice
      • MA: Professional Counseling
      • Master of Arts in Public Policy - Public Administration
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Psychology
      • BS: Psychology - Christian Counseling
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BS: Business Administration
      • BS: Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BS: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Marketing
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.A. in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
      • MS in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
      • MS in Nursing: Public Health
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • Bachelor of Arts in History for Secondary Education (ITL)
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language
      • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Georgetown University

    Program Options

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

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development

What is your highest level of education?

Trident University

  • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Professional Studies (ASPS)
  • CMCB - Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing

What is your highest level of education completed?

Walden University

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
  • MS in Education - Self-Designed

What is your highest level of education completed?

Fortis College

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Lab Technician

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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The Chicago School

  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology and Technology
  • Dual Enrollment: Master of Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health
  • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program

What is your highest level of education completed?

Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business

What is your highest level of education?

Liberty University

  • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
  • MA: Communication
  • BS: Psychology

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