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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota

20 Colleges
$35,815 Avg Salary*
22% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in North Dakota.

After analyzing 20 schools in North Dakota, we came up with our list of those that offered the most diversity. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota

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#1

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota

Our 2021 rankings named Dakota College at Bottineau the most diverse school in North Dakota. A small institution, MSU-Bottineau is public.

During the early years of their career, graduates from MSU-Bottineau make an average of $37,900 a year.

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#2

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

The excellent diversity at University of Jamestown helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in North Dakota. Located in Jamestown, North Dakota, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 191 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

13.36% of the students come from out of the country. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from JC make an average of $43,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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#3

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Ellendale, North Dakota

A rank of #3 on our Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota list means Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is a great place for students who value diversity. Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is a small private not-for-profit school located in Ellendale, North Dakota that handed out 44 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 59% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Trinity go into careers with an average salary of $27,000.

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#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend University of North Dakota. The school came in at #4 in North Dakota on this year’s diversity ranking. Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the fairly large , public school awarded 2,231 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 57% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. During the early years of their career, graduates from UND make an average of $48,700 a year.

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You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend North Dakota State University - Main Campus. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota list. North Dakota State University is located in Fargo, North Dakota and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,588 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $48,200 during the early years of their career.

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#6

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota

Lake Region State College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. Located in Devils Lake, North Dakota, Lake Region State College is a small public school.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Lake Region State College make an average of $35,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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#7

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota

University of Mary landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. Bismarck, North Dakota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 532 students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 47% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. During the early years of their career, graduates from UMary make an average of $48,000 a year.

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#8

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

Minot State University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. MSU is a public institution located in Minot, North Dakota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 607 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 54% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $41,200 during the early years of their career.

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#9

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota

Coming in at #9 for 2021 overall diversity in North Dakota is North Dakota State College of Science. A small institution, North Dakota State College of Science is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State College of Science is $43,400 during the early years of their career.

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#10

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota

Coming in at #10 for 2021 overall diversity in North Dakota is Valley City State University. Valley City State University is a small public school situated in Valley City, North Dakota. It awarded 300 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $39,300 during the early years of their career.

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#11

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota

With a ranking of #11, Mayville State University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota list. Mayville State University is a small public school situated in Mayville, North Dakota. It awarded 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 47% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Mayville State University make an average of $39,300 per year during the early years of their career.

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#12

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota

Williston State College ranked #12 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota list. A small institution, Williston State College is public.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $39,800 during the early years of their career.

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#13

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson State University did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking, coming in at #13. Dickinson, North Dakota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 267 students in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 52% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from DSU is $41,700 during the early years of their career.

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#14

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck State College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. Bismarck, North Dakota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 58 students in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 51% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from BSC is $44,800 during the early years of their career.

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#15

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota

Coming in at #15 for 2021 overall diversity in North Dakota is United Tribes Technical College. Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 12 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is considered a tribal institution. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from United Tribes Technical College is $17,500 during the early years of their career.

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#16

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota

Sitting Bull College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota list. Sitting Bull College is a public institution located in Fort Yates, North Dakota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 14 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 31% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Sitting Bull College is $19,100 during the early years of their career.

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#17

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

New Town, North Dakota

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. Located in New Town, North Dakota, the small , public school awarded 1 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 35% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $28,600 during the early years of their career.

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#18

Rasmussen College - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

Rasmussen College - North Dakota did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking, coming in at #18. Rasmussen College - North Dakota is a small private for-profit school located in Fargo, North Dakota that handed out 10 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 26% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Rasmussen College - North Dakota go into careers with an average salary of $32,600.

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#19

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota

Turtle Mountain Community College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in North Dakota ranking. Turtle Mountain Community College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Belcourt, North Dakota that handed out 9 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is considered a tribal institution. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from TMCC go into careers with an average salary of $23,200.

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#20

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota

Coming in at #20 for 2021 overall diversity in North Dakota is Little Hoop Community College. A small institution, Little Hoop Community College is public.

This school is considered a tribal institution. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Little Hoop Community College go into careers with an average salary of $16,400.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 20 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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 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).

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