Public Colleges in North Dakota

The 2023 Directory of North Dakota Public Colleges and Costs

North Dakota Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $6,429 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $468 from the 2019-2020 average of $5,961 and represents a 7.85% 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 10,024 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,951. North Dakota State University Main Campus is the most expensive public school in North Dakota with an in-state tuition of $8,951.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore North Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota

$4,007 NA NA
Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota

$3,600 NA NA
Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota

$4,356 NA NA
Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota

$6,474 39 18
Fort Berthold Community College

New Town, North Dakota

$3,600 NA NA
Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota

$4,086 NA NA
Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota

$6,266 47 27
Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

$6,892 46 36
North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota

$4,804 NA NA
North Dakota State University Main Campus

Fargo, North Dakota

$8,951 56 33
Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota

$3,600 NA NA
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

$8,882 60 44
Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota

$6,364 48 60
Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota

$4,353 NA NA