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North Dakota is known for its intensely cold winters, its Native American tribes and reservations, and its consistently low unemployment rate. Even though the population of this land-locked state is relatively small, it still has a significant higher education system to serve its growing population. The bulk of the colleges in North Dakota are part of the North Dakota University System, which includes the state’s two major public research universities — North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota — four regional universities, and five community colleges. Tribal colleges and private colleges are also an important part of higher education in North Dakota.

While public universities in North Dakota are known for providing traditional higher education, many have started offering online courses and programs as well. For example, the University of North Dakota Online provides plenty of options, including online degree and certificate programs, through UND’s Division of Continuing Education. Other North Dakota colleges that offer distance education opportunities include for-profit private colleges, such as Rasmussen College, and nonprofit private colleges, such as Trinity Bible College. Online options are likely to increase in the future as online learning technology advances and the colleges of North Dakota continue to seek ways to serve working adults.

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Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
214 1st Ave
Fort Totten, North Dakota 58335
(701) 766-4415

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Dakota College at Bottineau
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1159
(701) 228-2277

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601-4896
(701) 483-2507

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Fort Berthold Community College
220 8th Ave. N
New Town, North Dakota 58763
(701) 627-4738 x286

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Lake Region State College
1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301-1598
(701) 662-1600

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Mayville State University
330 Third Street NE
Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299
(701) 788-2301

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, North Dakota 58707
(701) 858-3000

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
North Dakota State College of Science
800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076
(701) 671-2403

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
(701) 231-8011

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Rasmussen College-Bismarck
1701 E. Century Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503-0658
(701) 530-9600

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission & Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Rasmussen College-Fargo
4012 19th Ave SW
Fargo, North Dakota 58103-7196
(701) 277-3889

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission & Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Trinity Bible College
50 6th Ave S
Ellendale, North Dakota 58436-7150
(888) 822-2329

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation & North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Turtle Mountain Community College
BIA #7 North
Belcourt, North Dakota 58316
(701) 477-7862

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-3285 x1217

Type of School:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of Mary
7500 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-7500

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree, Doctoral Degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
University of North Dakota
University Station
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193
(800) 225-5863

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Valley City State University
101 College St SW
Valley City, North Dakota 58072
(701) 845-7990

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Williston State College
1410 University Ave
Williston, North Dakota 58801-1326
(701) 774-4200

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission