North Dakota State University - Main Campus

North Dakota State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is North Dakota State University - Main Campus Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

North Dakota State University - Main Campus was awarded 794 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is transportation/mobility management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked North Dakota State University as #262 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when North Dakota State University held the #395 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

North Dakota State University also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in North Dakota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into North Dakota State University?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 92%, some consider North Dakota State University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to North Dakota State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 658. Math scores were between 540 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for North Dakota State University - Main Campus  ( 520 to 658 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for North Dakota State University - Main Campus  ( 540 to 670 )
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800
North Dakota State University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for North Dakota State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 26 )
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North Dakota State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, North Dakota State University - Main Campus is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at North Dakota State University - Main Campus is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

North Dakota State University - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at North Dakota State University is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100
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100

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,831 undergraduates at North Dakota State University with 9,638 being full-time and 1,193 being part-time.

How Much Does North Dakota State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of North Dakota State University is $16,584. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for North Dakota State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,524 $12,544 $15,686 $18,389 $18,915

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of North Dakota State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At North Dakota State University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,282 a year. That adds up to $37,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Dakota State University is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do North Dakota State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University make about $48,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for North Dakota State University students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, North Dakota State University - Main Campus is a public institution. The location of North Dakota State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for North Dakota State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 12Th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8011
Website: https://www.ndsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ndsu.fargo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NDSUNews

North Dakota State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 99 majors graduated from North Dakota State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 2,641 received undergraduate degrees and 653 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 202 $61,000
Mechanical Engineering 140 $63,100
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 135 NA
General Biology 124 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 121 $34,200
Business Administration & Management 110 $39,300
General Psychology 108 $30,600
Marketing 88 $40,900
Finance & Financial Management 86 $44,600
Computer Science 85 $57,700

Learn more about the majors offered at North Dakota State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at North Dakota State University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 5,328 students took at least one online class at North Dakota State University - Main Campus. This is a decrease from the 6,421 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,328 592
2017-2018 6,421 903
2016-2017 5,270 756
2015-2016 5,182 751
2013-2014 5,528 1,038

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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