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 11,269 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,957. North Dakota State University Main Campus is the most expensive public school in North Dakota with an in-state tuition of $7,957.

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, 2,040 Students
$3,192 - -
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, 78 Students
$3,000 - -
Dakota College at Bottineau
Bottineau, 395 Students
$3,751 - -
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, 902 Students
$5,558 33 66
Fort Berthold Community College
New Town, 126 Students
$3,600 - -
Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, 538 Students
$3,598 - -
Mayville State University
Mayville, 613 Students
$5,465 29 58
Minot State University
Minot, 2,093 Students
$5,616 44 77
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, 1,589 Students
$4,354 - -
North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fargo, 11,269 Students
$7,957 48 69
Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, 225 Students
$3,600 - -
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, 9,935 Students
$7,224 51 72
Valley City State University
Valley City, 872 Students
$5,713 34 63
Williston State College
Williston, 645 Students
$3,676 - -