University of North Dakota
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students14,406|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||3|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||2|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1050 to 1270|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$289/credit|
|In State Students||$289/credit|
|Out of State Students||$773/credit|
|In District Students||$320/credit|
|In State Students||$320/credit|
|Out of State Students||$855/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of University of North Dakota's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$438|
|State Grant & Scholarships||25%||$2,207|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||59%||$3,305|
|Federal Student Loans||59%||$5,992|
$14,478Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,597|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,973|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,405|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,879|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.