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IPEDS ID: 200332
OPE ID: 00299700
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North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
General information:  (701) 231-8011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  14,747 (12,124 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or lessView note
This percentage represents the students who self-disclose their disability, open a file with Disability Services and request accommodations. This percentage does not include the students with disabilities who do not need accommodations.
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty86917
Research and public service2750
Total graduate assistants-795
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,082$7,104$7,300$7,4842.5%
Off Campus
Room and board-$7,104$7,300$7,4842.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$18,552$18,957$19,460$19,9242.4%
Off Campus$8,270$18,957$19,460$19,9242.4%
Off Campus with Family$8,270$11,853$12,556$12,9503.1%
On Campus$28,798$29,203$30,042$30,9533.0%
Off Campus$18,516$29,203$30,042$30,9533.0%
Off Campus with Family$18,516$22,099$23,138$23,9793.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$5,313
In-state fees$912
Out-of-state tuition$14,185
Out-of-state fees$912
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,22588%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,49559%$6,887,274$4,607
Federal grants52721%$2,154,872$4,089
Pell grants52721%$2,004,908$3,804
Other federal grants51520%$149,964$291
State/local government grant or scholarships61724%$1,281,436$2,077
Institutional grants or scholarships93837%$3,450,966$3,679
Student loan aid1,61264%$13,844,087$8,588
Federal student loans1,54561%$8,873,290$5,743
Other student loans59023%$4,970,797$8,425
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,68156%$32,668,678$4,890
Pell grants2,56121%$9,542,113$3,726
Federal student loans6,56255%$41,638,176$6,345
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,227$13,662$14,249
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,992$10,296$11,272
$30,001 – $48,000$11,948$10,884$11,166
$48,001 – $75,000$14,706$14,071$14,466
$75,001 – $110,000$16,392$16,030$16,367
$110,001 and more$16,852$16,519$16,802
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment14,747
Undergraduate enrollment12,124
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment711
Graduate enrollment2,623
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 86%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 36%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,7133,0502,663
Percent admitted83%82%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled52%53%51%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading475645
SAT Math500665
SAT Writing440610
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2026
ACT Math2227
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 53%
8-year: 55%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 25%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 56%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 49%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations6----
Agricultural and Food Products Processing-00--
Agricultural Communication/Journalism3----
Agricultural Economics438---
Agricultural Mechanization, General15----
Agriculture, General19----
Agronomy and Crop Science-149--
Animal Health---4-
Animal Sciences, General3253--
Crop Production45----
Equestrian/Equine Studies10--0-
Food Science7----
Food Science and Technology, Other212-2d
Food Technology and Processing-71--
Horticultural Science91---
International Agriculture-1---
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management0----
Range Science and Management211--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General232--
Turf and Turfgrass Management3----
Category total198411842d
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture25----
Landscape Architecture13----
Category total7447---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies2----
Category total2----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology8----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General142---
Botany/Plant Biology000--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--2--
Environmental Biology-81--
Genome Sciences/Genomics-02--
Microbiology, General315---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--2--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-63--
Zoology/Animal Biology8410--
Category total1492613--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other026---
Business Administration and Management, General3323---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other51----
Business/Corporate Communications11----
Construction Management333d--0d
Finance, General50--0-
Financial Planning and Services----0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General20----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0-
Management Information Systems, General31----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General31--0-
Transportation/Mobility Management-21--
Category total33354d100d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General--3--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia2---0
Health Communication4----
Journalism, Other19----
Mass Communication/Media Studies-5d---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication40----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-5d---
Category total6510d3-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science49266--
Category total49266--
Agricultural Teacher Education80---
Biology Teacher Education5----
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-230--
Earth Science Teacher Education0----
Educational Evaluation and Research--13--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16--0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education14----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education45---
French Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education14----
History Teacher Education6----
Mathematics Teacher Education8----
Music Teacher Education0----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching13----
Physics Teacher Education0----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1----
Social Studies Teacher Education6----
Spanish Language Teacher Education2----
Speech Teacher Education0----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other----5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--0--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-10---
Category total815413-5
Agricultural Engineering2021--
Civil Engineering, General7442--
Computer Engineering, General9----
Computer Software Engineering-31d3-1d
Construction Engineering57---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5503--
Engineering, General--0--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-2---
Industrial Engineering3513--
Manufacturing Engineering121---
Materials Engineering--0--
Mechanical Engineering83151--
Category total29363d13-1d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General253---
Rhetoric and Composition--0--
Category total2530--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-3--1d
Apparel and Textiles, General31----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-17---
Human Development and Family Studies, General140d17---
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other--3--
Category total171d373-1d
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0----
French Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature1----
Category total2----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-11---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist10----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--8--
Pharmaceutical Sciences8306--
Public Health, General-6---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer33----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse885---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist11----
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health-1--0
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant24----
Category total2642396-0
History, General1121--
Public/Applied History3----
Category total1421--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6921--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management2053--
Category total8974--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1833--
Statistics, General253-7
Category total2086-7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other45d----
Category total45d---1d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources Management and Policy27162--
Category total27162--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science41----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management14----
Category total55----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total6----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General916--
Geology/Earth Science, General7----
Materials Sciences, Other-01--
Physics, General220--
Polymer Chemistry-03--
Category total18310--
Psychology, General8023--
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology0----
Category total8023--
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-1---
Economics, General9----
Political Science and Government, General19----
Social Sciences, General20---
Category total55d7---
Transportation and Materials Moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other-5d--1d
Category total-5d--1d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General15----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General60---
Interior Design11----
Music, General18122--
Category total50122--
Grand total2,165446194418
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 198
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 157
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,223
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,365
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,417
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,938
Full-time students: 89%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined129106
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1971 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics1/1/1975 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs12/5/1939 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/8/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2001 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/2000 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1968 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations222220
Liquor law violations12991109
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations141012
Liquor law violations221828
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible171
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft211
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible171
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.7%3.3%3.2%
Number in default12110385
Number in repayment3,2563,0372,604
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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