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Schools Offering Science Programs in North Dakota


Approximately 2.7% of graduates in of North Dakota receive science degrees every year. Thus, North Dakota's 13 science schools put out approximately 484 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in North Dakota with a science program is University of Mary, which is located in Bismarck. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. In 2010, University of Mary graduated 46 students from its science program. University of Mary charged in-state students $13,024 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in North Dakota with a science program is Minot State University, which is located in Minot. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Minot State University science program. Tuition at Minot State University was $5,637 per year.

The third-ranked school in North Dakota with a science program is University of North Dakota, which is located in Grand Forks. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. 314 students graduated with degree in science from University of North Dakota in 2010. Tuition at University of North Dakota was $6,934 per year.

Cost

Science schools in North Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $7,142 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $16,780 per year, or as little as $3,469 per year. In 2010, the science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in North Dakota were:

  1. Jamestown College - located in Jamestown, students are charged $16,780 per year
  2. Rasmussen College-North Dakota - located in Fargo, students are charged $13,560 per year
  3. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year

The science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in North Dakota were:

  1. Williston State College - located in Williston, students are charged $3,469 per year
  2. Sitting Bull College - located in Fort Yates, students are charged $3,810 per year
  3. United Tribes Technical College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,840 per year

A science degree from a North Dakota school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs science graduates in North Dakota pursue include biology professor, science professor, and chemist. 190 science professionals were working in North Dakota in 2010. Of these, were environmental scientists. In addition, 120 were biology professors, and were science professors. The following counties have the largest number of North Dakota science professionals:

  1. Burleigh County - 90 science professionals
  2. Clay County - 80 science professionals
  3. Barnes County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in North Dakota will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 150 science professionals working in North Dakota. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Environmental Scientists, who are expected to increase by 12% by 2018.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn $61,280 per year. But, salaries for science professional can vary. In 2010, science professional made as little as less than $27,670 per year or as much as more than $152,110 per year in North Dakota. The counties in North Dakota with the highest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Barnes County - $87,890 per year
  2. Clay County - $66,543 per year
  3. Burleigh County - $49,170 per year

On average, science professionals earn the least in the following North Dakota counties:

  1. Burleigh County - $49,170 per year
  2. Clay County - $66,543 per year
  3. Barnes County - $87,890 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in North Dakota were:

  1. Biology Professor - $69,520 per year
  2. Chemist - $67,420 per year
  3. Science Professor - $57,610 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in North Dakota were:

  1. Science Professor - $57,610 per year
  2. Environmental Scientist - $50,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in science in North Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in North Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in North Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Science in North Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in North Dakota
  • Certificate in Science in North Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health n/a $50,570
2
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $57,610
3
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $69,520 20.0%
4
Chemists 70 $67,420 -46.2%
 

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