University of North Dakota

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,212
13.7% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,654
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.91%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.1%
4,964 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
13,581
68.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.6%
1,273 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 Registered Nursing (154 degrees awarded), General Psychology (144 degrees), and General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (126 degrees).

In 2019, 3,527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Dakota. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,872 degrees), 24.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $8,212, which is $−20,288 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $8,212, which is $−20,288 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,654.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,212
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of North Dakota was $8,212. The cost of tuition at University of North Dakota is $−20,288 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,654
2019 Value
1.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of North Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,654. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of North Dakota grew by 1.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,974
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Dakota was of $8,974 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.98% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of North Dakota received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
2.91%
2017 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Dakota was 2.91%, which represents 89 out of the 3061 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of North Dakota received 4,964 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.14% annual decline. Out of those 4,964 applicants, 4,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.1% acceptance rate.

There were 13,581 students enrolled at University of North Dakota in 2019, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 41.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,027
Accepted Out of 4,964

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Dakota was 81.1% (4,027 admissions from 4,964 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.14%, while admissions declined by −2.45%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
215
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Dakota in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Dakota has a total enrollment of 13,581 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 9,324 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,257. This means that 68.7% 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 75.9% White, 4.2% Two or More Races, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% Black or African American, 1.96% Asian, 1.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.2%), followed by White Female (38.9%) and Two or More Races Male (2.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Two or More Races Female (2.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,581 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 9,324 and the part-time enrollment is 4,257. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at University of North Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2019 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    10,312
  2. Two or More Races
    570
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    549

The enrolled student population at University of North Dakota is 75.9% White, 4.2% Two or More Races, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% Black or African American, 1.96% Asian, 1.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0663% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 459 students (3.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 441 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 (2,872 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Dakota is Registered Nursing (154 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (144 degrees) and General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (126 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 (241 degrees awarded), Legal (112 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (174 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 (1,448,365 people), Secondary school teachers (480,129 people), Software developers (415,169 people), Other managers (364,185 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,533 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Legal (112 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Engineering (328 degrees), and Education (426 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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Legal (112 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Engineering (328 degrees), and Education (426 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 (2,703,543 people), Computer Systems Design (435,597 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (413,316 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (358,543 people), and Construction (312,007 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (241 degrees awarded), Legal (112 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees), Engineering (328 degrees), and Education (426 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. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 126 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Dakota was Registered Nursing with 154 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,543
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,984
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,543 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota, which is 0.778 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,984).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 116 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota in General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology, which is 8.29 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 217 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 6.03 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% 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, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Dakota is Female and White (60.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.18% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,872 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Dakota is white (2,872 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (119 degrees).

2.18% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,663 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,209 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Dakota is white female (1,663 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,209 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $264M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.62M (1.75%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of North Dakota had a total salary expenditure of $462M. University of North Dakota employs 141 Associate professors, 134 Professors, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Dakota are Male Professors (91), Male Associate professors(91), and Female Assistant professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota are: Office and Administrative Support, with 248 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 213 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 210 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$264M
2019 Endowment
6.14%
decline from 2018

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at about $264M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Dakota declined 6.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.5M 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. $64.9M - Federal
  2. $14.1M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of North Dakota received $64.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$203M
2019 Salaries
1.19%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of North Dakota paid a median of $203M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($462M) and a 1.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7% decline from 2017 and a 0.834% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.6M
Instructional Salaries
523
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of North Dakota paid a total of $43.6M to 523 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
248 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Associate professor with 141 employees; Professor with 134 employees; and Professor with 124 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Office and Administrative Support with 248 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 213 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 210 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Dakota was Male Professor with 91 employees, Male Associate professor with 91 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 65 employees.

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

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