North Dakota Colleges

The vast hilly Great Plains state of North Dakota is home to more than 25 schools. The largest colleges in North Dakota are the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and North Dakota State University in Fargo. Aside from boasting a big student population, the University of North Dakota is ranked among the Best Midwestern Colleges. Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University and Valley City State University are among the other public North Dakota colleges. The state also hosts five tribal community colleges and several private schools such as University of Mary and University of Jamestown. Capital city Bismarck has several of the state’s schools including United Tribes Technical College and Bismarck State College.

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North Dakota College and Degree Offerings

With an 11-school strong North Dakota University System of colleges and universities, a handful of tribal community colleges and a few private schools to choose from, students have many degree options. If you’re interested in space and aviation you can earn an impressive bachelors degree in the field at the University of North Dakota. It’s known for its School of Aerospace Sciences, which trains airplane pilots from around the world and has been named a space grant institution. Alternately, a wide array of other majors are available to bachelors degree and masters degree students. Jamestown College is the state’s sole liberal art school for students interested in that type of education. For those looking to enter the workforce quickly a certificate program or 2-year career training degree from a community college or career college is also an option.

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North Dakota Career Opportunities

Agriculture is the main industry in the state but graduates of North Dakota colleges will career opportunities are varied in the state’s largest cities of Fargo and Grand Forks. Both Insurance and Healthcare provide lots of jobs to residents. Healthcare Adminstration, Medical Insurance/Biller, Medical Assistant Professions and Surgical Technologist are all in demand. If working with your hands is more your speed, Autobody Repair, Electrical Technician and Welding Technology/Welder careers are plentiful here as well. A handful of beauty-focused career colleges in North Dakota produce qualified graduates to fill many positions as Barbering/Barber and Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.