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North Dakota Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in North Dakota

North Dakota holds the distinction of being the first state to emerge from the United States' recent economic recession. A boom in energy exploration and development has fueled the growth of the state's economy, which grew 7.1 percent between 2009 and 2010. The national economy only grew 2.9 percent during that time. This North Dakota success could be beneficial for recent graduates of colleges and universities in the state. Students looking for an education in North Dakota can find a number of options available. Whether you are interested in the liberal arts field or programs in aviation, math and science, you'll find private and public schools in the state that can help you work toward your educational desires.

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Banking on a career in North Dakota

North Dakota has large amounts of untapped natural resources. Growth industries include energy, health care and mining. Important components in the energy field are the renewable-energy technologies such as biodiesel, coal, ethanol and more. Health care is actually the state's fastest-growing industry while a focus has been put on building the necessary infrastructure to tap the state's available oil. Many fast-growing occupations in the state are suitable for graduates of colleges and universities in North Dakota because they require a college education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean earned wages for some of these fast-growing occupations included:

  1. Financial analysts: $81,590
  2. Financial examiners: $87,840
  3. Medical scientists: $64,480
  4. Network systems and data communications analysts: $70,310
  5. Petroleum engineers (expected to grow 87 percent between 2008 and 2018!): $106,400

From Bismarck to Fargo and Grand Forks, you'll find economies that are recovering or expanding. The right opportunity could be waiting for a graduate of one of the colleges in the state.

See also: North Dakota Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in North Dakota

            Bismarck State College
            Bismarck, North Dakota www.bismarckstate.edu
            Cankdeska Cikana Community College
            Fort Totten, North Dakota (formerly Little Hoop Community College) www.littlehoop.edu
            Dickinson State University
            Dickinson, North Dakota www.dickinsonstate.edu
            Fort Berthold Community College
            New Town, North Dakota
            Jamestown College
            Jamestown, North Dakota www.jc.edu
            Lake Region State College
            Devils Lake, North Dakota www.lrsc.edu
            Mayville State University
            Mayville, North Dakota www.masu.nodak.edu
            Minot State University
            Minot, North Dakota www.minotstateu.edu
            Minot State University - Bottineau Campus
            Bottineau, North Dakota
            North Dakota State College of Science
            Wahpeton, North Dakota www.ndscs.nodak.edu
            North Dakota State University - Main Campus
            Fargo, ND www.ndsu.edu
            Sitting Bull College
            Fort Yates, North Dakota www.sittingbull.edu
            Trinity Bible College
            Ellendale, North Dakota www.trinitybiblecollege.edu
            Turtle Mountain Community College
            Belcourt, North Dakota www.tm.edu
            United Tribes Technical College
            Bismarck, North Dakota www.uttc.edu
            University of Mary
            Bismarck, North Dakota www.umary.edu
            University of North Dakota
            Grand Forks, ND www.und.edu
            Valley City State University
            Valley City, North Dakota www.vcsu.edu
            Williston State College
            Williston, North Dakota www.wsc.nodak.edu
            Lake Region State College
            www.lrsc.edu
            North Dakota University System
            Main site. The system includes Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Valley City State University, and WIlliston State College.