North Dakota State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,201

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,848

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.63%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

91.6%

6,424 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,358

82% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

55.5%

1,317 Graduates

About

North Dakota State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Cass County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at North Dakota State University-Main Campus were Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (139 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees).

In 2017, 3,085 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at North Dakota State University-Main Campus. 46.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,619 degrees), 45.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is $7,201, which is $-19,299 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is $7,201, which is $-19,299 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,848.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,201

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was $7,201. The cost of tuition at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is $-19,299 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,848

2017 Value

1.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 North Dakota State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,848. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of North Dakota State University-Main Campus grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,136

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was of $8,136 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.53% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 27.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at North Dakota State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.72% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.63%

2016 Default Rate

79

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was 2.63%, which represents 79 out of the 3002 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

North Dakota State University-Main Campus received 6,424 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 25.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,424 applicants, 5,884 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.6% acceptance rate.

There were 14,358 students enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 44.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,884

Accepted Out of 6,424

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of North Dakota State University-Main Campus was 91.6% (5,884 admissions from 6,424 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 25.3%, while admissions grew by 23.6%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

62

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at North Dakota State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

North Dakota State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 14,358 students. The full-time enrollment at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is 11,768 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,590. This means that 82% of students enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82% White, 2.78% Black or African American, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0696% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (48.4%), followed by White Female (38.6%) and Black or African American Male (1.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.6%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Male (1.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,358 students. The full-time enrollment at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is 11,768 and the part-time enrollment is 2,590. This means that 82% of students enrolled at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), North Dakota State University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,776

  2. Black or African American

    399

  3. Two or More Races

    391

The enrolled student population at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is 82% White, 2.78% Black or African American, 2.72% Two or More Races, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.65% Asian, 0.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0696% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 341 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 189 fewer women than men received degrees from North Dakota State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are white (2,619 degrees awarded). There were 45.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (139 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (342 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (111 degrees), and Human Sciences (194 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Other managers (358,042 people), Software developers (347,761 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,017 people), Civil engineers (231,219 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (342 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (111 degrees), Human Sciences (194 degrees), Engineering (447 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (342 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (111 degrees), Human Sciences (194 degrees), Engineering (447 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Architectural, engineering & related services (523,759 people), Computer Systems Design (400,263 people), Construction (296,926 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,550 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (196,496 people).

The most specialized majors at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (342 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (111 degrees), Human Sciences (194 degrees), Engineering (447 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by North Dakota State University-Main Campus.

Most Common

  1. 142 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 142 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,637

  2. 1,448

In 2017, 1,637 degrees were awarded to men at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, which is 1.13 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 127 degrees were awarded to men at North Dakota State University-Main Campus in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.6 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to women at North Dakota State University-Main Campus in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 15.3 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27% of students graduating from North Dakota State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.835% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,619 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    58 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is white (2,619 degrees awarded). There were 45.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (58 degrees).

1.59% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,377 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,242 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is white male (1,377 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,242 degrees).

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Operations

North Dakota State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $512k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.93M (573%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, North Dakota State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $422M. Of that $422M, they spent $191M on salaries and $422M on benefits.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus employs 183 Assistant professors, 173 Associate professors, and 116 Professors. Most academics at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are Male Associate professors (104), Female Assistant professors(96), and Male Professors (94).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 301 employees, Service, with 269 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 261 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$512k

2017 Endowment

0.49%

growth from 2016

North Dakota State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $512k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of North Dakota State University-Main Campus grew 0.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $286M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $40.9M - Federal

  2. $7.28M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, North Dakota State University-Main Campus received $40.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.28M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$191M

Salary Expenditure

$422M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, North Dakota State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $422M. Of that $422M, they spent $191M on salaries and $422M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at North Dakota State University-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$191M

2017 Salaries

1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, North Dakota State University-Main Campus paid a median of $191M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($422M) and a 1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.16% decline from 2015 and a 5.55% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.7M

Instructional Salaries

553

Number of Employees

In 2017, North Dakota State University-Main Campus paid a total of $46.7M to 553 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

183 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

301 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at North Dakota State University-Main Campus were Assistant professor with 183 employees; Associate professor with 173 employees; and Associate professor with 116 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at North Dakota State University-Main Campus were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 301 employees; Service with 269 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 261 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at North Dakota State University-Main Campus was Male Associate professor with 104 employees, Female Assistant professor with 96 employees, and Male Professor with 94 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.

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