10 Best Colleges For Jobs In North Dakota For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, North Dakota has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in ND, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in North Dakota.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in North Dakota:

  1. University of North Dakota
  2. North Dakota State University-Main Campus
  3. University of Mary
  4. Valley City State University
  5. Mayville State University
  6. University of Jamestown
  7. Bismarck State College
  8. Dickinson State University
  9. Minot State University
  10. Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of North Dakota has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In North Dakota For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 14 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in North Dakota that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of North Dakota, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in North Dakota.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In North Dakota

Rank College Employed
1 University of North Dakota 94.18%
2 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 93.9%
3 University of Mary 93.77%
4 Valley City State University 92.64%
5 Mayville State University 92.46%
6 University of Jamestown 91.98%
7 Bismarck State College 91.87%
8 Dickinson State University 90.62%
9 Minot State University 88.73%
10 Trinity Bible College and Graduate School 84.38%
11 Turtle Mountain Community College 73.96%
12 Sitting Bull College 71.74%
13 United Tribes Technical College 67.63%
14 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 55.36%
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