University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students14,406
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 113
Master's degree 9 63
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 3
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 2

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1050 to 1270
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$289/credit
In State Students$289/credit
Out of State Students$773/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$320/credit
In State Students$320/credit
Out of State Students$855/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 $13,005 $13,005 $34,785
ADN 70 $20,230 $20,230 $54,110
BSN 125 $36,125 $36,125 $96,625
FNP 50 $16,000 $16,000 $42,750
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 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
Pell Grant 17% $3,886
Other Federal Grant 17% $438
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,207
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $3,305
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,992
Private Loans 25% $11,307


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$10,597
$30,001 to $48,000$10,973
$48,001 to $75,000$13,405
$75,001 to $110,000$15,879
Over $110,000$17,377

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
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.
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, ND 58202

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