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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in North Dakota

6 Colleges
667 Bachelor's Degrees
$18,592 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in North DakotaIn 2018-2019, education students earned 667 bachelor's degrees from a North Dakota school, making the subject the 3rd in the state. This means that 0.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in North Dakota ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in North Dakota

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for education majors.

Best Value Education Schools in North Dakota

#1

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Valley City State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Valley City State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Valley City. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Valley City State University, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota ranking.

It takes the average student at Valley City State University about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $16,715. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Valley City State University be around $73,713. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Mayville State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Mayville, Mayville State University is a public school with a small student population. Mayville State University also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota rankings.

It takes the average student at Mayville State University about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $16,999 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Mayville State University is $78,705. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at North Dakota State University, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota ranking.

The average student at North Dakota State University graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,224. This means that the average student pays around $96,145 to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Minot State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. MSU is a small public school located in the remote town of Minot. MSU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota list.

At MSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $15,146 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from MSU is $69,672. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Our rankings recognize Dickinson State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Dickinson, DSU is a public college with a small student population. DSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at DSU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $17,677. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from DSU is $81,137. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#6

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UND is a large public school located in the city of Grand Forks. In addition to being on our best value list, UND has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UND to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,788. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UND be around $109,187. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,707
Minnesota 2,494
Kansas 1,678
South Dakota 747
Iowa 1,839
Nebraska 1,365

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 375
Teacher Education Subject Specific 274
Special Education 17
Educational Administration 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 307
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 207
Communication & Journalism 201
Social Sciences 186
History 51

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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