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2021 Best Colleges in North Dakota by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

We ranked colleges in North Dakota based on our Salary Score at the bachelor's degree level. We calculated a Salary Score for each school by comparing median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation to alumni earnings from the same major at other schools. Salary Score indicates how universities might stack up in preparing students for high-paying careers. Even though North Dakota has a below-average cost of living index, all the schools listed below have a higher Salary Score than the median for all U.S. colleges and universities.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. This list includes all eligible schools in North Dakota. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn more about how schools were ranked.

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Our Salary Score™ is based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 University of Mary Bismarck Bismarck $21,062 72.57
#2 #2 University of North Dakota Grand Forks Grand Forks $10,951 63.27
#3 #3 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo Fargo $10,992 61.33
#4 #4 Minot State University Minot Minot $8,508 57.06
#5 #5 Dickinson State University Dickinson Dickinson $9,118 53.47