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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Dakota

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

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

This year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Dakota ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent education programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in North Dakota

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

Valley City State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in North Dakota that are best for non-traditional education students. Valley City State University is a small public school located in the town of Valley City. Valley City State University also made our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Valley City State University is lower than is typical, just 7.4% of students default in three years. 738 of Valley City State University students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 675 part time students in attendance at Valley City State University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mayville State University. Located in the remote area of Mayville, Mayville State University is a public college with a small student population. Mayville State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota list.

640 of Mayville State University students are exclusively distance learners. About 571 of the students at Mayville State University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Minot State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. MSU is a small public school located in the remote town of Minot. MSU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota list.

About 8.3% of MSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 986 students at MSU are exclusively online. About 1,096 of the students at MSU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Dickinson State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Dickinson, DSU is a public college with a small student population. DSU also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota rankings.

The student loan default rate at DSU is lower than is typical, just 5.6% of students default in three years. 313 of DSU students are exclusively distance learners. About 490 of the students at DSU are attending part time. DSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college with a fairly large student population. North Dakota State University also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota rankings.

The student loan default rate at North Dakota State University is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,518 students at North Dakota State University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,527 part time students in attendance at North Dakota State University. North Dakota State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#6

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UND is a large public school located in the small city of Grand Forks. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UND has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in North Dakota ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. 3,531 students at UND are exclusively online. 3,912 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

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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 459
Teacher Education Subject Specific 346
Educational Administration 179
Special Education 161
Student Counseling 56

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 405
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 243
Social Sciences 212
Communication & Journalism 210
History 59

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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