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North Dakota Colleges and Universities

From Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and George Custer, to Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, history students can easily lose themselves in North Dakota colleges. If you want to walk in the footsteps of these historical figures while pursing your education, look no further than the Roughrider state.

With over 50 state historic sites, two state museums, and dozens of county historical societies, the North Dakota colleges extend into the heart of America. And if you're an outdoor enthusiast, your after-class activities can include visits to the International Peace Garden, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Little Missouri National Grasslands, Sheyenne National Grasslands, Sully's Hill National Game Preserve, and more national wildlife refuges than any other state in the nation.

Interested in sociology? Then why not immerse yourself in the diverse immigrant cultures that call North Dakota home. They include Scandinavians, Germans from Russia, Ukrainians, and Icelandics, plus North Dakota's Native American population, represented on seven reservations.

Perhaps you're considering an artistic path? It's interesting to note that North Dakota is home to a vast network of local, regional, and national artists. Many of their works are displayed at galleries throughout the state.

Perhaps your biggest concern regarding your college choice is job outlook. You'll be happy to note that North Dakota's vibrant economy includes a variety of opportunities. In addition to agriculture-related businesses, various industries thriving in North Dakota include manufacturing, food processing, information management, engineering firms, and such service sectors as travel agencies, health care management companies, and computer technical support facilities. In fact, North Dakota's strong, growing economy is increasingly in need of high-level professionals in industries like information technology and manufacturing engineering.

As for quality of life issues, you can breathe easier knowing that North Dakota received an "A" in the American Lung Association's annual "state of the air" study. Translation? No smog. And, the state consistently ranks in the top three for low crime rate and has been rated number one for its low violent crime rate.

Learn more about the educational, cultural, historical, and adventure opportunities that North Dakota colleges have to offer...

Number of North Dakota Colleges and Universities: 21

Cool Events Abound at Universities in North Dakota

  • Universities in North Dakota host two-day long Aerospace camps.

  • North Dakota colleges and universities hold annual Moon Festival celebrations.

  • Universities in North Dakota hold Winter Games, where students from various fitness levels compete for prizes.

  • Homecoming events bring back alums young and old to reminisce and support the athletes of North Dakota colleges.

  • Universities in North Dakota sponsor an annual writers conference that features critically acclaimed authors as speakers.

  • Financial Aid for Students at North Dakota Colleges
  • State Aid Agency: North Dakota University System

  • College Prepaid/Savings Program: College SAVE

  • Popular College Majors
    Health and Allied Services, Engineering and Engineering Technologies, Business and Commerce, and Social Sciences and History.
    Source: College Bound Seniors 2005, The College Board