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Colleges in North Dakota
ND’s Public, Four-Year Institutions
The Peace Garden State features a number of four-year institutions devoted to higher education. In total, North Dakota offers 13 public universities, five tribal community colleges, and four private schools – plus a multitude of Associate's colleges.
North Dakota’s largest – and established in 1883, the oldest – institution is the University of North Dakota. Located in Grand Forks just north of Fargo, UND is a public research university with an enrollment of over 15,000 students.
UND’s 550-acre campus is also home to the University of North Dakota athletics department of the Big Sky Conference, found at venues like Ralph Engelstad Arena, Alerus Center, and the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
UND also features the North Dakota Museum of Art, historic Chandler Hall, and North Dakota’s largest library, the Chester Fritz Library.
Aside from UND, the North Dakota University System features a number of public institutions located throughout the state.
Set in Fargo, North Dakota State University was established in 1890 and has an enrollment of over 14,000 students. Covering 258 acres, this public university offers 79 undergraduate, 81 graduate, and 47 doctoral degree programs – plus 10 certificate programs.
While at North Dakota State University, check out the North Dakota State Bison at home venues like Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, Bison Sports Arena, and the Fargodome.
Other features include the Gordon B. Olson Library and the Minot State Beavers of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – found mostly at the MSU Dome.
Other public institutions in North Dakota include Dickinson State University in Dickinson, Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, Mayville State University in Mayville, Dakota College at Bottineau in Bottineau, Valley City State University in Valley City, Williston State College in Williston, and the North Dakota State College of Science – set in both Wahpeton and Fargo.