These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In North Dakota For 2019

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

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 13 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 Mary, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in North Dakota.’

1. University of Mary

University of Mary

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bismarck
Employed: 94.68%

2. University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Grand Forks
Employed: 93.85%

3. North Dakota State University-Main Campus

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fargo
Employed: 93.72%

4. Valley City State University

Valley City State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Valley City
Employed: 92.89%

5. University of Jamestown

University of Jamestown

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Jamestown
Employed: 91.86%

6. Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dickinson
Employed: 90.88%

7. Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bismarck
Employed: 90.88%

8. Minot State University

Minot State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Minot
Employed: 88.05%

9. Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ellendale
Employed: 84.18%

10. Turtle Mountain Community College

Turtle Mountain Community College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Belcourt
Employed: 74.81%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In North Dakota

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only North Dakota, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in North Dakota by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In North Dakota

Rank College Employed
1 University of Mary 94.68%
2 University of North Dakota 93.85%
3 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 93.72%
4 Valley City State University 92.89%
5 University of Jamestown 91.86%
6 Dickinson State University 90.88%
7 Bismarck State College 90.88%
8 Minot State University 88.05%
9 Trinity Bible College and Graduate School 84.18%
10 Turtle Mountain Community College 74.81%
11 United Tribes Technical College 72.9%
12 Sitting Bull College 69.35%
13 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 59.26%