North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, ND 58108
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North Dakota State University-Main Campus is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in North Dakota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fargo.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,358 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,633 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,080 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 58% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

North Dakota State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,201, and fees were $1,465. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $19,227 and $1,465 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students14,358
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 121
Master's degree 0 1
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 9

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1328
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$317/credit
In State Students$317/credit
Out of State Students$846/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$322/credit
In State Students$322/credit
Out of State Students$859/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,265 $14,265 $38,070
ADN 70 $22,190 $22,190 $59,220
BSN 125 $39,625 $39,625 $105,750
FNP 50 $16,100 $16,100 $42,950
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of North Dakota State University-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 21% $3,978
Other Federal Grant 20% $462
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,228
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $3,324
Federal Student Loans 62% $5,584
Private Loans 24% $9,425


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,145
$30,001 to $48,000$11,400
$48,001 to $75,000$14,730
$75,001 to $110,000$16,490
Over $110,000$17,639

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58108

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