Cheapest Colleges in North Dakota by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in North Dakota but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in North Dakota for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in North Dakota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in North Dakota are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in North Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt with an out of state tuition of $1,776.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

North Dakota's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
Out of State Tuition
1) Turtle Mountain Community College
Belcourt, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
Out of State Tuition
2) Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
Out of State Tuition
3) Minot State University
Minot, Public Not For Profit
45 75
Out of State Tuition
4) Dickinson State University
Dickinson, Public Not For Profit
18 46
Out of State Tuition
5) Bismarck State College
Bismarck, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
Out of State Tuition
6) Mayville State University
Mayville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
Out of State Tuition
7) Trinity Bible College
Ellendale, Private Not For Profit
41 60
Out of State Tuition
8) Valley City State University
Valley City, Public Not For Profit
25 54
Out of State Tuition
9) University of Mary
Bismarck, Private Not For Profit
42 63
Out of State Tuition
10) University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, Public Not For Profit
48 66
Out of State Tuition
11) North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fargo, Public Not For Profit
44 68
Out of State Tuition
12) Jamestown College
Jamestown, Private Not For Profit
60 71