Cheapest Colleges in North Dakota by Out of State Total Cost

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 total cost. 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 total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our North Dakota tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in North Dakota are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in North Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt with an out of state total cost of $9,024.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

North Dakota's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
Out of State Total Cost
1) Turtle Mountain Community College
Belcourt, Private Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Total Cost
2) Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, Public Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Total Cost
3) Minot State University
Minot, Public Not For Profit
42 73
Out of State Total Cost
4) Mayville State University
Mayville, Public Not For Profit
38 69
Out of State Total Cost
5) Dickinson State University
Dickinson, Public Not For Profit
41 75
Out of State Total Cost
6) Bismarck State College
Bismarck, Public Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Total Cost
7) Trinity Bible College
Ellendale, Private Not For Profit
37 56
Out of State Total Cost
8) Valley City State University
Valley City, Public Not For Profit
26 54
Out of State Total Cost
9) University of Mary
Bismarck, Private Not For Profit
50 69
Out of State Total Cost
10) University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, Public Not For Profit
47 66
Out of State Total Cost
11) Jamestown College
Jamestown, Private Not For Profit
53 68
Out of State Total Cost
12) North Dakota State University Main Campus
Fargo, Public Not For Profit
50 71