University Of North Dakota

University Of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota, also known as UND, is a public university located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. It was established by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883. UND offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of subjects. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Nursing
  • Division of Continuing Education
  • Graduate School
  • John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Mines
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of North Dakota's sports teams are nicknamed the Fighting Sioux. The men's ice hockey team has won more than five national championships.

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University of North Dakota
University Station
Grand Forks , ND 58202-8193
General Phone: (800) 225-5863

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University of North Dakota Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation320aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, air traffic controller, flight instructor, air transportation
Education and Teaching314education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of blind, education of learning disabled, education of autistic, ...
Liberal Arts311Chinese studies, Native American studies, linguistics, German language, Scandinavian languages, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Business and Management311business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting and finance, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, ...
Therapy and Counseling239psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, communication disorders, music therapy, physical therapy
Engineering161chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, geological engineering, various engineering courses
Medical Support and Technology150speech pathology, physician assistant, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech, histotechnologist
Science141biology, biochemistry, anatomy, bacteriology, wildlife biology, pharmacology, biological and biomedical sciences, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy100parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, vocational counseling, dietitian, clinical nutritionist
Media90communication studies, graphic communications
Family and Social Work73public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Security and Law Enforcement72criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Computer Science and Engineering28computer and info science, systems analyst
Engineering Technician27industrial tech, occupational safety tech
Art Studies23art studies
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Music7music, music performance
Design6graphic design
Medical Administration6health care administration
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for University of North Dakota in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree47155
Bachelor's degree1,83684
Doctor's degree15318
Post-master's certificate11
Postbaccalaureate certificate7011
First-professional degree1452
Award of less than 1 academic year183

University of North Dakota Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of North Dakota had a total enrollment of 12,559 students (10,996 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 18%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 26%
20-21 26%
22-24 23%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota42%
South Dakota3%
(International Students)1%

University of North Dakota Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 24 %

University of North Dakota Room and Board (2007)

University of North Dakota offers campus housing for 3,384 of its 10,996 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Grand Forks, North Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Dakota Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

University of North Dakota Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of North Dakota Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,513
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,325
Room and board $ 6,000
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,120

Financial Aid:
University of North Dakota participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 300500)

University of North Dakota Faculty

University of North Dakota has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9465
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8589

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year10$114,2582*
Associate professorcalendar year3$80,0034$90,433
Assistant professorcalendar year3$53,9905$87,221
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year6$51,6352*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year24$83,45413$89,545

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year76$84,18230$77,355
Associate professoracademic year94$71,29150$63,299
Assistant professoracademic year106$59,63574$56,812
Instructoracademic year5$53,97113$49,923
Lectureracademic year12$43,7098$40,057
All faculty totalacademic year293$68,993175$60,909

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of North Dakota Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports39103142

University of North Dakota Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Technical Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Applied Economics
Chinese Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medicine (MD)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General
Wildlife Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders, General
Counseling Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Traffic Controller
Air Transportation, Other
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Flight Instructor

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