University of North Dakota

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,946
4% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,478
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.69%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
5,230 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
14,406
71.3% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
53.6%
1,110 Graduates

About

University of North Dakota is a higher education institution located in Grand Forks County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of North Dakota were Registered Nursing (136 degrees awarded), General Psychology (128 degrees), and General Studies (122 degrees).

In 2017, 3,511 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of North Dakota. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,858 degrees), 28.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (99 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $6,946, which is $-19,554 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of North Dakota is $6,946, which is $-19,554 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,478.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,946
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of North Dakota was $6,946. The cost of tuition at University of North Dakota is $-19,554 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,478
2017 Value
1.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of North Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,478. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of North Dakota grew by 1.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,856
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of North Dakota was of $7,856 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.86% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at University of North Dakota received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.96% with respect to 2016, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.69%
2016 Default Rate
115
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of North Dakota was 3.69%, which represents 115 out of the 3115 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of North Dakota received 5,230 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.67% annual growth. Out of those 5,230 applicants, 4,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 14,406 students enrolled at University of North Dakota in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of North Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
4,366
Accepted Out of 5,230

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of North Dakota was 83.5% (4,366 admissions from 5,230 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 83.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.67%, while admissions grew by 1.42%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
137
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of North Dakota in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of North Dakota has a total enrollment of 14,406 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 10,275 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,131. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at University of North Dakota are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of North Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.6% White, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.54% Black or African American, 1.87% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of North Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (43.3%), followed by White Female (40.4%) and Two or More Races Male (2.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (28%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of North Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,406 students. The full-time enrollment at University of North Dakota is 10,275 and the part-time enrollment is 4,131. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at University of North Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of North Dakota was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of North Dakota had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,324
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    497
  3. Two or More Races
    455

The enrolled student population at University of North Dakota is 78.6% White, 3.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.16% Two or More Races, 2.54% Black or African American, 1.87% Asian, 1.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0902% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 267 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 257 more women than men received degrees from University of North Dakota. The majority of degree recipients at University of North Dakota are white (2,858 degrees awarded). There were 28.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (99 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of North Dakota is Registered Nursing (136 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (128 degrees) and General Studies (122 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of North Dakota, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (274 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), and Engineering (296 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,881,411 people), Other managers (388,464 people), Software developers (355,309 people), Secondary school teachers (315,018 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,489 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (274 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Engineering (296 degrees), Education (451 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (41 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (274 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Engineering (296 degrees), Education (451 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (41 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Elementary & secondary schools (2,782,894 people), Computer Systems Design (426,168 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (397,813 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (395,076 people), and Construction (290,414 people).

The most specialized majors at University of North Dakota are Transportation (274 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees), Engineering (296 degrees), Education (451 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (41 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of North Dakota.
Most Common
  1. 136 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 122 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of North Dakota was Registered Nursing with 136 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,627
  2. 1,884

In 2017, 1,627 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota, which is 0.864 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,884).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to men at University of North Dakota in Mechanical Engineering, which is 20 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 179 degrees were awarded to women at University of North Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 5.59 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from University of North Dakota completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of North Dakota is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.8% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,858 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of North Dakota is white (2,858 degrees awarded). There were 28.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (99 degrees).

2.48% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,560 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,298 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of North Dakota is white female (1,560 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,298 degrees).

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Operations

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $267M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.42M (1.65%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of North Dakota had a total salary expenditure of $456M. University of North Dakota employs 169 Associate professors, 140 Professors, and 124 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of North Dakota are Male Associate professors (102), Male Professors(99), and Female Associate professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota are: Office and Administrative Support, with 263 employees, Service, with 231 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 207 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$267M
2017 Endowment
50.8%
growth from 2016

University of North Dakota has an endowment valued at about $267M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of North Dakota grew 50.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.1M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $58.6M - Federal
  2. $13.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of North Dakota received $58.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$216M
2017 Salaries
0.834%
decline from 2016

In 2017, University of North Dakota paid a median of $216M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($456M) and a 0.834% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.83% decline from 2015 and a 2.47% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43.7M
Instructional Salaries
554
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of North Dakota paid a total of $43.7M to 554 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
169 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
263 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Associate professor with 169 employees; Professor with 140 employees; and Professor with 124 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of North Dakota were Office and Administrative Support with 263 employees; Service with 231 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 207 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of North Dakota was Male Associate professor with 102 employees, Male Professor with 99 employees, and Female Associate professor with 67 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of North Dakota.

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