2019 Best Online Colleges in North Dakota

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These schools are the best online colleges in North Dakota based on alumni salaries and low-cost tuition. Mayville State University, which ranks #3, has nine online bachelor's degrees, including Business Administration, Early Childhood, Nursing, and University Studies, and more for an annual tuition of $8,850. Ranked #1, North Dakota State University - Main Campus has the highest annual median salary at $84,700 and offers degrees in Sociology, Community Development, and more.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in North Dakota, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 North Dakota State University - Main Campus $23,704 $84,700
#2 #2 University of North Dakota $10,869 $82,800
#3 #3 Mayville State University $8,850 $68,700
#4 #4 University of Mary $14,880 $65,500
#5 #5 Dickinson State University $9,930 $61,400
#6 #6 Minot State University $8,453 $59,700
#7 #7 Valley City State University $8,880 $55,600

2019 Online Colleges in North Dakota Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $23,704
  • Median Salary: $84,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Fargo
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North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers online undergraduate degrees in sociology and human development & family science. NDSU's human development & family science program has three specializations: adult development & aging, child & adolescent development, and family science. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Sociology program can take courses in Development of Social Theory, Introduction to Anthropology, Social Research Methods, Cultural Diversity, and more. Their online graduate degrees include a Master of Managerial Logistics, Master of Transportation & Urban Systems, Master of Construction Management, Master of Software Engineering, and many more.

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Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Certificate Programs (14)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,869
  • Median Salary: $82,800
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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Located in Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota offers online undergraduate programs including a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security, and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, among others. Their master's degrees include a Master of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology, and a Master of Science in Nurse Educator, along with quite a few other degrees.

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Online Doctoral Degrees (14)

Online Certificate Programs (22)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Median Salary: $68,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Mayville
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Mayville State University's online and distance programs offer students a wide variety of undergraduate degrees, including an Associate of Arts in Business Management, an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, among others. Students in the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at MSU at the 300/400 level.

  • Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • Median Salary: $65,500
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bismarck
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The University of Mary offers numerous online programs for interested distance learners, including bachelor's degrees in business management, criminal justice, information technology management, marketing, psychology, and more. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program pay $480 per credit hour, making it an affordable option for many distance learners. There are also a number of online graduate degrees available in majors like early childhood education, nursing informatics, bioethics, business, public administration, and project management.

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Online Master's Degrees (50)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,930
  • Median Salary: $61,400
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Dickinson
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Dickinson State University offers online undergraduate degrees in six majors. Their Bachelor of Business Administration degree offers four concentrations: accounting, administration, finance, and human resource management. Other online undergraduate offerings include an Associate of Science in Agriculture Sales, an Associate of Arts degree, a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Bachelor of University Studies. They also offer a Master of Arts in Teaching, which allows students to take courses such as Cultural Diversity in a Complex World, Integrating Technology into the Learning Environment, and Content Area Teaching Strategies.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,453
  • Median Salary: $59,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Minot
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Minot State University offers 11 online undergraduate degrees in majors like international business, criminal justice, management information systems, and human services. Their online graduate degree programs include a Master of Education, a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), a Master of Science in Management (MSM), and a Master of Science in Special Education. Students in the Master of Science in Information Systems program can take courses such as Database Management and Administration, Business Network Systems Management, and Foundations of Information Assurance and Security.

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,880
  • Median Salary: $55,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Valley City
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Valley City State University offers online undergraduate degrees in business, English, history, technology, professional communication, music, and more. They also offer an online Master of Education program with six available concentrations: technology education, elementary education, teaching and technology, English education, teaching English language learners, and library and information technologies. Students in the technology education program must take the following required courses: Standards-Based Curriculum and Methods, Design for Engineering, Invention and Innovation, Design, Technology, and Engineering for Children, and Research and Assessment in Technology Education.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (22)

Online Master's Degrees (10)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in North Dakota (14)

Fourteen accredited schools in North Dakota, the vast majority of which are non-profits, offer online degree programs. Bismarck State College is an affordable option for students at the associate level; the school offers 18 online associate degrees across a variety of subjects including criminal justice, business administration, and nuclear power technology. At the graduate level, University of Mary offers an extensive list of master's degrees fully online. Located in Bismarck, this Catholic university with an enrollment of about 3,000 students.

At a Glance:

  • Ten of the schools on this list offer affordable tuitions under $15,000 per year and every school has an annual tuition under $20,000.
  • In total, the North Dakota University System offers 51 online associate degrees, 41 online bachelor's degrees, 38 online graduate degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.
  • United Tribes Technical College is one of five tribal colleges in the state, providing education to thousands of Native American students in the country.

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