Best North Dakota Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in North Dakota for 2022

There are 19 colleges and universities in North Dakota enrolling 50,680 students. Explore the list of top colleges in North Dakota below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in North Dakota offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 North Dakota is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Mary, University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University Main Campus and Mayville State University. The highest ranked college in North Dakota is University of Mary and the top rated public state college is University of North Dakota.

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19 results

List of the Best North Dakota Colleges

University of Mary
M
Bismarck, ND
University of Mary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 3,799enrollment
  • $18,167net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of North Dakota
N
Grand Forks, ND
University of North Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 13,615enrollment
  • $16,780net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

North Dakota State University Main Campus
N
Fargo, ND
North Dakota State University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 12,846enrollment
  • $16,638net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1028-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Mayville State University
M
Mayville, ND
Mayville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 1,168enrollment
  • $13,891net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 880-1250SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Jamestown College
J
Jamestown, ND
 
Jamestown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 1,147enrollment
  • $19,744net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 940-1110SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.51Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Minot State University
M
Minot, ND
 
Minot State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 2,920enrollment
  • $11,949net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 880-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.42Avg Weighted GPA

Valley City State University
V
Valley City, ND
 
Valley City State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 1,676enrollment
  • $12,108net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 880-1070SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Dickinson State University
D
Dickinson, ND
 
Dickinson State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in North Dakota

  • 1,441enrollment
  • $13,080net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 920-1082SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Bismarck State College
B
Bismarck, ND
 
Bismarck State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,716enrollment
  • $10,350net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.03Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Fort Berthold Community College
F
New Town, ND
 
Fort Berthold Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 179enrollment
  • $6,707net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lake Region State College
L
Devils Lake, ND
 
Lake Region State College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,771enrollment
  • $9,695net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Cankdeska Cikana Community College
C
Fort Totten, ND
 
Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 182enrollment
  • $7,089net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

North Dakota State College of Science
N
Wahpeton, ND
 
North Dakota State College of Science

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,829enrollment
  • $10,630net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Dakota College at Bottineau
D
Bottineau, ND
 
Dakota College at Bottineau

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,060enrollment
  • $9,869net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Williston State College
W
Williston, ND
 
Williston State College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 959enrollment
  • $9,094net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Sitting Bull College
S
Fort Yates, ND
 
Sitting Bull College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 229enrollment
  • $496net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

Trinity Bible College
T
Ellendale, ND
 
Trinity Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 231enrollment
  • $19,101net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.27Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Turtle Mountain Community College
T
Belcourt, ND
 
Turtle Mountain Community College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 586enrollment
  • $7,192net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA