Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s North Dakota Ranking of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students was designed to specifically address the unique concerns of students who fall outside the "norm" of first-time, full-time degree seekers under the age of 24.
North Dakota State University - Main Campus tops our North Dakota list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. North Dakota State University charges tuition and fees of $20,572 ($8,546 for North Dakota residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 92.8%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,220. The average salary for recent graduates is $68,000.
The total ranking includes 11 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $3,910 to $20,572 (in-state from $3,832 to $18,150). Acceptance rates range from 55.2% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 880 to 1,220 and average salaries of graduates range from $54,000 to $68,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||North Dakota State University - Main Campus||Fargo, North Dakota||$8,546 / $20,572|
|2||University of Mary||Bismarck, North Dakota||$18,150|
|3||Valley City State University||Valley City, North Dakota||$7,406 / $16,579|
|4||University of North Dakota||Grand Forks, North Dakota||$8,447 / $20,047|
|5||Bismarck State College||Bismarck, North Dakota||$3,832 / $8,896|
|6||Dickinson State University||Dickinson, North Dakota||$6,554 / $9,226|
|7||Mayville State University||Mayville, North Dakota||$6,456 / $9,084|
|8||Minot State University||Minot, North Dakota||$6,809|
|9||United Tribes Technical College||Bismarck, North Dakota||$5,757|
|10||Sitting Bull College||Fort Yates, North Dakota||$3,910|
A non-traditional student could be a working adult going back to school, a parent, or another student who needs to take part-time classes due to other responsibilities. Our rankings for non-traditional students were developed based on the premise that these students are looking for flexible learning options, as well as high-quality outcomes for graduates. Thus our rankings emphasize colleges that offer the ability to take online courses and other factors that are important to older students. Within the mix, you’ll find traditional schools that offer online programs, as well as accredited online colleges that provide the best outcomes for students. Read our full Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students Methodology for more information.
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