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.

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

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
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.