University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202

The University of North Dakota is a public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The university belongs to the North Dakota University System, which includes ten campuses throughout the state. It was established in 1883 by the Dakota Territorial Assembly, 6 years before North Dakota became a state. The university has expanded over the years, acquiring and building more academic facilities on the main campus. The campus now includes a trolley system to help students travel between classes. The campus also houses the largest library in the state. The Chester Fritz Library as located at the heart of the campus.

Undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are available at the University of North Dakota. Undergrad programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN. The university also offers MSN, RN to MSN, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. These options are all accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN program includes 31 credits of nursing coursework offered through an online learning portal. The program is designed to be completed in 12 to 24 months, depending on the student’s pace completing the courses. With the traditional BSN program, courses are completed on campus over four years and include clinical rotations at local clinics.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. LPN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 129
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 70
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 7
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of North Dakota

Mayville State University
30.91 miles away
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
71.89 miles away
Minnesota State University Moorhead
74.15 miles away
Rasmussen College - Moorhead Campus
75.55 miles away
Northland Community and Technical College - Roseau Campus
87.77 miles away
Bemidji State University
106.52 miles away
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena Campus
136.43 miles away
Bismarck State College
190.72 miles away
Minot State University
196.14 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
07/01/1987 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 580
SAT: Math480 to 610
ACT Composite21 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,616
30k to 48k$11,216
48k to 75k$13,952
75k to 110k$16,205
Over 110k$17,059
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $278.00 $743.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $299.00 $799.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

North Dakota Board of Nursing Education Loan Program

The Nursing Education Loan Program is available to students in associate, bachelors and masters degree programs in nursing. It also is available to graduate nurse students pursuing a doctorate [...]

Ruth Peterson Memorial (Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon)

Applicant must be currently enrolled in the occupational therapy program at the University of North Dakota, and completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework, have a [...]

Past President's Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of the North Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and have an interest in nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, ND 58202

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