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Top Ranked North Dakota Colleges


The Best Colleges in North Dakota Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in North Dakota as ranked by CollegeSimply. This North Dakota ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in North Dakota is Trinity Bible College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in North Dakota
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Trinity Bible College 482 189 1,439
2 University of North Dakota 354 1,233 731
3 North Dakota State University Main Campus 220 1,431 732
4 University of Mary 778 1,022 798
5 Minot State University 432 790 1,345
6 Jamestown College 1,120 673 1,111
7 Valley City State University 928 1,023 1,143
8 Mayville State University 1,589 270 1,521
9 Dickinson State University 1,119 1,553 1,510

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.