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An unlimited future seems attainable when studying under the endless skies and wide-open prairies of North Dakota. A low cost of living makes higher education more financially feasible. The abundance of native American cultures and study programs provide a greater understanding of the American West and its history.

Colleges and Universitiesin North Dakota

North Dakota trade and technical schools

Community colleges offer programs for students transferring to four-year colleges. They also serve as trade schools and technical schools geared to current North Dakota employment in agriculture, automotive and nursing, plus upcoming industries.

  • Bismarck State College, Bismarck: Among 50 programs you'll find traditional careers plus interesting majors such as geographic information systems, renewable generation technology, sustainable construction technology and more.
  • Lake Region State College, Devil's Lake: Besides many online courses, on-campus courses include special majors such as American sign language, simulator technology and wind energy technician.
  • Turtle Mountain Community College: This fully accredited Chippewa Indian Reservation college offers general ed, but also include computer, environmental and pre-med courses. Bachelor's degrees in elementary education or secondary science are available. Non-tribal students are welcome.
  • United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck: This fully accredited college offers 7 certificate and 22 associate programs. Special degrees include tribal environmental science and tribal management.
  • Williston State College, Williston: Williston offers curricula in Arts & Human Sciences, Business, Health & Wellness, Math & Sciences, and Trades Technology from its 80-acre campus.

Colleges and universities in North Dakota

Four year colleges are scattered throughout the state. Most include traditional degrees and more. Enrollment is usually from 1,000 to 5,000 students. Some have reciprocal lowered tuition with adjoining states.

  • Dickinson State College, Dickinson: Besides 30 Certificate and associate programs, Dickinson offers majors and minors in over 70 Bachelor's degree fields. New is a post-graduate degree in Teacher Education.
  • Jamestown College, Jamestown: With about 1,000 students, this pretty, private four-year liberal arts college has over 40 majors. Small class sizes enhance the school's "journey to success" objective.
  • Mayville State U., Mayville: This 4-year university issues tablet PCs to all its full-time students and uses them for communications and state-of-the-art classroom presentations. This liberal arts college has particular emphasis on degrees in education but offers over 30 majors.
  • Minot State U., Minot: Minot offers Bachelor's, Master's, and one PhD degree from its three academic departments: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education & Health Sciences.
  • North Dakota State U., Fargo: With about 14,000 students, over a hundred Bachelor's degree programs, more than 60 Master's and about 35 PhD programs, NDSU is a powerhouse of learning. Pre-med studies for some medical fields are offered.
  • U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks: Enrollment is around 13,000 at North Dakota's only state university to offer law and medical degrees. Choose from over 260 degree programs. A tiny sampler of unique programs: autism spectrum disorder, forensic psychology, and unmanned aircraft systems operations.
  • Valley City State U., Valley City: Choose from majors in Business & Information Technology, Communications Arts & Social Science, Education & Graduate Studies, Fine Arts, Math, Science or Health & Physical Ed departments.

For extra-curricular fun, hike, photograph and explore the badlands of Teddy Roosevelt National Park, explore 14 snowmobile trail systems, canoe or kayak the rivers and lakes, bike the prairies. Tuition fees are reasonable and expectations are high at North Dakota colleges and universities.

Author: Suzanne Clemenz became research oriented during 13 years on the San Francisco Peninsula working in advertising management jobs related to business and industrial clients. She continues to enjoy digging for kernels of relevance hidden in any topic.

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