University of North Dakota

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,540
3.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,780
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.85%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.8%
5,662 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,615
65.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.1%
1,150 Graduates

About

University of North Dakota is a higher education institution located in Grand Forks County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Dakota were General Psychology (126 degrees awarded), General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (126 degrees), and Registered Nursing (120 degrees).

In 2020, 3,574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Dakota. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,873 degrees), 19.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (145 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $8,540, which is $−20,089 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $8,540, which is $−20,089 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,780.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,540
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of North Dakota was $8,540. The cost of tuition at University of North Dakota is $−20,089 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,780
2020 Value
7.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of North Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,780. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of North Dakota grew by 7.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,544
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Dakota was of $9,544 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.35% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of North Dakota received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.09% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.85%
2018 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Dakota was 2.85%, which represents 84 out of the 2947 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of North Dakota received 5,662 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,662 applicants, 4,912 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.8% acceptance rate.

There were 13,615 students enrolled at University of North Dakota in 2020, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,912
Accepted Out of 5,662

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Dakota was 86.8% (4,912 admissions from 5,662 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14.1%, while admissions grew by 22%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
189
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Dakota in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Dakota has a total enrollment of 13,615 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 8,918 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,697. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at University of North Dakota are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 4.49% Two or More Races, 4.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Black or African American, 2.23% Asian, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0441% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.5%), followed by White Female (39.5%) and Two or More Races Male (2.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,615 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 8,918 and the part-time enrollment is 4,697. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at University of North Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of North Dakota was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of North Dakota had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,323
  2. Two or More Races
    611
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    607

The enrolled student population at University of North Dakota is 75.8% White, 4.49% Two or More Races, 4.46% Hispanic or Latino, 2.6% Black or African American, 2.23% Asian, 1.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0441% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 536 more women than men received degrees from University of North Dakota. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of North Dakota is white (2,873 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (145 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Dakota is General Psychology (126 degrees awarded), followed by General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (126 degrees) and Registered Nursing (120 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Dakota, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (61 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,475,214 people), Secondary school teachers (503,477 people), Software developers (420,432 people), Other managers (375,920 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (332,017 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Engineering (322 degrees), and Education (492 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Engineering (322 degrees), and Education (492 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Elementary & secondary schools (2,770,545 people), Computer Systems Design (448,110 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,285 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,184 people), and Construction (316,002 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Engineering (322 degrees), and Education (492 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of North Dakota.
Most Common
  1. 126 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 126 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 120 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Dakota was General Psychology with 126 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,519
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,055
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,519 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota, which is 0.739 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,055).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota in General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology, which is 4.7 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 182 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 5.87 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from University of North Dakota completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Dakota is Male and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.74% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,873 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Dakota is white (2,873 degrees awarded). There were 19.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (145 degrees).

1.59% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,694 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,179 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of North Dakota is white female (1,694 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,179 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $262M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.88M (1.87%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of North Dakota had a total salary expenditure of $476M. University of North Dakota employs 138 Assistant professors, 136 Professors, and 136 Associate professors. Most academics at University of North Dakota are Male Associate professors (92), Male Professors(89), and Female Assistant professors (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota are: Office and Administrative Support, with 237 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 215 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 212 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$262M
2020 Endowment
1.08%
decline from 2019

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at about $262M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Dakota declined 1.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.3M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $61.9M - Federal
  2. $17.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of North Dakota received $61.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$208M
2020 Salaries
2.39%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of North Dakota paid a median of $208M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($476M) and a 2.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.19% growth from 2018 and a 7% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.7M
Instructional Salaries
529
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of North Dakota paid a total of $44.7M to 529 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
138 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
237 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Assistant professor with 138 employees; Professor with 136 employees; and Professor with 136 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Office and Administrative Support with 237 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 215 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 212 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Dakota was Male Associate professor with 92 employees, Male Professor with 89 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 73 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of North Dakota.

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