North Dakota Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in North Dakota?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in North Dakota was $5,540 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $549 from the 2015-2016 average of $4,991 and represents a 11% annual increase. The list of North Dakota public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of North Dakota and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 14 public colleges and universities in North Dakota, the most popular being North Dakota State University Main Campus with 11,680 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,201. North Dakota State University Main Campus is the most expensive public school in North Dakota with an in-state tuition of $7,201.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. North Dakota colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in North Dakota or cheap North Dakota colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore North Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Bismarck State College
Bismarck, 2,241 Students
$3,032 - -
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, 94 Students
$3,000 - -
Dakota College at Bottineau
Bottineau, 344 Students
$3,607 - -
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, 912 Students
$5,344 41 75
Fort Berthold Community College
New Town, 182 Students
$3,600 - -
Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, 501 Students
$3,459 - -
Mayville State University
Mayville, 613 Students
$5,255 38 69
Minot State University
Minot, 2,132 Students
$5,400 42 73
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, 1,753 Students
$4,188 - -
North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fargo, 11,680 Students
$7,201 50 71
Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, 218 Students
$3,600 - -
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, 10,576 Students
$6,946 47 66
Valley City State University
Valley City, 802 Students
$5,493 26 54
Williston State College
Williston, 620 Students
$3,535 - -