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Fortunately for you, Bismarck, ND offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Bismarck College and University Demographics

Bismarck's 6 colleges and universities offer a total of 104 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from environmental biology to logistics, materials, and supply chain management to autobody/collision and repair technology/technician.

Bismarck's top-ranked school is University of Mary. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 43rd. Approximately 2,979 students are currently enrolled at University of Mary. Approximately 48% of students studying at University of Mary choose to study Business, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Bismarck colleges and universities is $3,370 per year. To see the variation in tuition rates at different colleges in Bismarck, compare the tuition at University of Mary, which charges students $13,024 per year, to the tuition at Bismarck State College, which charges students $3,356 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Bismarck colleges received an estimated $6,925,736 in financial aid. Of this aid, $6,712,486 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. Bismarck State College gave its students $3,824,784 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Bismarck school.

Bismarck Student Demographics

Bismarck schools had an enrollment of 7,696 students in 2010. This is 14% of the total number of North Dakota college students. Bismarck State College, with 4,022 students, had the highest number of students in Bismarck, while JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School, with only 63 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 76% of students who enroll as first year students at Bismarck schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Bismarck schools is approximately 64%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. The Hair Academy has a graduation rate of 81%, while United Tribes Technical College has a graduation rate of 21%.

Diversity

Of the 7,696 students attending Bismarck schools, 54% are female. 67% of Bismarck college students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 21 in 100 college students in Bismarck identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The Bismarck school with the highest percentage of minority students was United Tribes Technical College, with 95% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Bismarck Faculty Demographics

The total number of faculty employed by Bismarck colleges and universities was 2,037. The ratio of female to male faculty was [Female Faculty Ratio] to [Male Faculty Ratio] for Bismarck schools. And 7% of faculty were from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 5 for colleges and universities in Bismarck. United Tribes Technical College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Bismarck.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,550 $26,900 $25,000 24.4%
2
Registered Nurses 2,130 $54,160 $67,720 50.0%
3
Office Clerks, General 1,590 $24,330 $28,240 9.7%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,220 $25,180 $25,140 31.2%
5
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $31,400 $35,340 28.3%
6
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 860 $46,190 $54,330 11.7%
7
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 820 $35,440 $45,860 3.8%
8
General and Operations Managers 720 $89,830 $113,100 30.9%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 710 $41,630 $50,770 26.8%
10
Carpenters 670 $31,740 $43,890 34.0%
11
Accountants and Auditors 620 $53,620 $68,960 -12.7%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 580 $38,020 $39,890 34.9%
13
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 490 $32,250 $32,000 -10.9%
14
Cooks, Restaurant 450 $20,890 $23,260 12.5%
15
Civil Engineers 420 $68,320 $82,280 133.3%
16
Construction Laborers 400 $27,450 $33,590 -16.7%
17
Electricians 370 $47,640 $51,810 76.2%
18
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 $39,330 $41,360 -10.3%
19
Security Guards 350 $25,800 $26,870 75.0%
20
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $52,850 $62,260 73.7%
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $36,650 $38,200 -9.7%
22
Legal Secretaries 280 $32,850 $43,270 64.7%
23
Software Developers, Applications 250 $58,430 $90,410
24
Medical Secretaries 230 $26,160 $31,820 35.3%
25
Billing and Posting Clerks 230 $28,600 $33,270 76.9%
26
Managers, All Other 220 $72,420 $102,160 22.2%
27
Financial Managers 220 $112,010 $116,970 4.8%
28
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $22,310 $26,510 -12.5%
29
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $24,140 $24,180 40.0%
30
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $46,390 $55,620
31
Home Health Aides 210 $18,590 $21,760 -36.4%
32
Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $31,520 $30,100 -60.0%
33
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $38,030 $42,250 122.2%
34
Civil Engineering Technicians 180 $43,480 $47,940 80.0%
35
Correctional Officers and Jailers 170 $35,750 $42,780 -10.5%
36
Lawyers 170 $80,920 $129,440 -19.0%
37
Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $70,480 $93,670 33.3%
38
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $42,060 $50,360 45.5%
39
Chief Executives 160 $133,280 $173,350 -27.3%
40
Loan Officers 150 $54,270 $65,900 36.4%
41
Construction Managers 150 $89,400 $94,240 0.0%
42
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 140 $21,050 $35,920
43
Administrative Services Managers 130 $67,010 $84,390 8.3%
44
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 $51,120 $55,970 85.7%
45
Physical Therapists 130 $57,430 $77,990 85.7%
46
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 130 $21,820 $28,480
47
Pharmacy Technicians 130 $34,610 $29,330 160.0%
48
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $42,520 $44,860 9.1%
49
Medical Transcriptionists 110 $31,710 $33,530 -8.3%
50
Medical Assistants 110 $26,720 $29,760 22.2%