Online Colleges in North Dakota

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The concept of distance education in rural North Dakota began in the early 1900s with correspondence courses at the high school level. Online education remains a popular option among North Dakota college students.

According to the Distance Education State Almanac 2017, more than 44% of students take at least one course online, and more than 24% take all their courses online. The growth in distance education at the college level in this sparsely populated state is on par with the national average. The state government supports online learning through its public schools, including North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. These schools rank highest in the state for distance learning enrollment and growth in online learners and are among the best online colleges in North Dakota.