North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, ND

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,932
Graduate Enrollment: 2,262
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 95.46%

Male/Female: 52% / 48% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,151
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1096 - 1313

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 36.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 17.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 9.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 5.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 86.6%
Black: 2.8%
Hispanic: 3.2%
Asian: 1.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 0.9%
Unknown race: 0.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,482
In-State tuition: $10,601
Out-of-State tuition: $15,076

Estimated books and supplies: $800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,078 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,078 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Average Family Income: $94,380 (2017)
Median Family Income: $80,195 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 51.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,199 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $246 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,056
$30k-48k $12,445
$48k-75k $16,595
$75k-110k $18,992
$110k+ $19,865

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 65%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 98.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,199 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,747 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,707 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 88.9% (2015)
@3 year 91.8% (2017)
@5 year 93.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 72.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 74.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $50,082 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $57,626 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 15 $25,000 $192 $49,379 ($4,115)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 74 $25,959 $265 $63,124 ($5,260) $73,998 ($6,167)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 16
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 51 $215 $55,671 ($4,639) $57,666 ($4,806)
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 9
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 21 $441 $45,714 ($3,810) $52,529 ($4,377)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12 $51,158 ($4,263)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 5
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 78 $25,485 $263 $42,972 ($3,581) $48,240 ($4,020)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 3
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 17 $66,842 ($5,570) $76,232 ($6,353)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 3
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 95 $25,500 $236 $67,295 ($5,608) $71,381 ($5,948)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 25 $21,511 $228 $70,358 ($5,863) $107,333 ($8,944)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 46 $22,000 $223 $72,157 ($6,013) $80,276 ($6,690)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 4
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 158 $27,000 $277 $67,796 ($5,650) $79,027 ($6,586)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 9
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering. 4
Master's Degree Construction Engineering. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Construction Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 28 $26,000 $272 $62,493 ($5,208) $74,773 ($6,231)
Bachelor's Degree Manufacturing Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 57 $27,000 $286 $68,745 ($5,729)
Master's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 19 $54,366 ($4,531) $54,606 ($4,551)
Doctoral Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 163 $26,569 $241 $38,599 ($3,217) $39,825 ($3,319)
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 2
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 2
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 12
Master's Degree Statistics. 7
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Statistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 35 $21,500 $189 $37,677 ($3,140) $43,424 ($3,619)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 62 $23,250 $228 $33,844 ($2,820) $46,653 ($3,888)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Master's Degree Chemistry. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 9
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 9
Master's Degree Physics. 2
Doctoral Degree Physics. 2
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 83 $25,000 $241 $36,482 ($3,040) $43,659 ($3,638)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 7
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 3
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 51 $23,125 $224 $36,527 ($3,044) $51,293 ($4,274)
Doctoral Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 1
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 9 $27,000 $286 $38,736 ($3,228)
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 73 $902 $114,523 ($9,544) $129,311 ($10,776)
Master's Degree Public Health. 13 $283
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 4
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 19 $27,500 $282 $42,609 ($3,551) $52,965 ($4,414)
Master's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 216 $30,500 $257 $64,662 ($5,389) $64,237 ($5,353)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 16
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 108 $23,250 $239 $44,932 ($3,744) $56,473 ($4,706)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 32 $66,242 ($5,520) $73,799 ($6,150)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 66 $23,600 $246 $51,925 ($4,327) $62,441 ($5,203)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 13 $64,724 ($5,394)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Corporate Communications. 17 $27,000 $268 $37,937 ($3,161) $47,638 ($3,970)
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 12
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 7
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Food Science and Technology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 12
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 17
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Soil Sciences. 4
Master's Degree Soil Sciences. 2
Doctoral Degree Soil Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 45 $27,000 $285 $60,222 ($5,019)
Master's Degree Architecture. 34 $231 $53,109 ($4,426) $60,880 ($5,073)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 8
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 2
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 6
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 11
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 5
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 44 $25,000 $233 $39,135 ($3,261) $49,456 ($4,121)
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 2
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 31 $23,250 $228 $38,294 ($3,191) $48,095 ($4,008)
Master's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Apparel and Textiles. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 24 $25,025 $228 $22,918 ($1,910) $37,442 ($3,120)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Doctoral Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 100 $23,250 $231 $28,331 ($2,361) $49,894 ($4,158)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 11 $27,000 $259
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 19 $25,543 $260 $49,863 ($4,155)
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 27 $24,250 $252 $29,680 ($2,473) $45,621 ($3,802)
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 2
Master's Degree Genetics. 2
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 4
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 12
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 9
Master's Degree Anthropology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 10
Master's Degree Economics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 32 $24,475 $216 $26,391 ($2,199) $62,098 ($5,175)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 11 $27,750 $247 $43,574 ($3,631)
Master's Degree Transportation and Materials Moving, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 17 $27,000 $286 $39,363 ($3,280) $44,475 ($3,706)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12
Bachelor's Degree Music. 17 $38,077 ($3,173) $43,920 ($3,660)
Master's Degree Music. 14
Doctoral Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 26
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 55 $28,039 $286 $62,373 ($5,198) $62,648 ($5,221)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 14 $36,664 ($3,055)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 12 $31,000 $329 $53,374 ($4,448)
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 3 $19,500 $196 $123,115 ($10,260)
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 80 $25,542 $246 $50,272 ($4,189) $62,889 ($5,241)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 16 $42,544 ($3,545) $41,098 ($3,425)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 10
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 37 $25,500 $243 $51,248 ($4,271) $77,978 ($6,498)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 91 $25,000 $228 $46,158 ($3,847) $58,602 ($4,884)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 30 $25,222 $255 $54,649 ($4,554)
Bachelor's Degree History. 13 $27,000 $284 $41,843 ($3,487)
Master's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 20 $27,000 $266 $48,273 ($4,023)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 12 $58,044 ($4,837)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 79 $19,500 $190 $54,383 ($4,532) $62,322 ($5,194)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 9
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Mechanization. 19 $46,835 ($3,903) $68,735 ($5,728)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 78 $23,250 $228 $57,952 ($4,829) $67,867 ($5,656)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 6
Master's Degree Agricultural Public Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 46 $23,625 $227 $37,354 ($3,113) $47,576 ($3,965)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $84,906
Full time faculty: 98%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $508,595 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $520,314 (2022)