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Teaching in North Dakota

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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in North Dakota

Around 3.5% of North Dakota's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. That means an estimated 623 teachers graduate from North Dakota's 16 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Mary, which is located in Bismarck, is the top-ranked school in North Dakota that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 61 students graduated from University of Mary's teaching program. The tuition rate at University of Mary was $13,024 per year.

Minot State University, which is located in Minot, is the second-ranked school in North Dakota that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 95 students graduated from Minot State University teaching program. Minot State University charged in-state students $5,637 in tuition fees per year.

University of North Dakota, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Dakota that has a teaching program. It is located in Grand Forks. 189 students graduated with degree in teaching from University of North Dakota in 2010. Tuition at University of North Dakota was $6,934 per year.


If you choose to attend a North Dakota teaching school, average tuition will be $6,872 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,000 per year to $16,780 per year. In 2010, the teaching 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. Trinity Bible College - located in Ellendale, students are charged $13,090 per year

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

  1. Turtle Mountain Community College - located in Belcourt, students are charged $2,000 per year
  2. Cankdeska Cikana Community College - located in Fort Totten, students are charged $2,480 per year
  3. Bismarck State College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,356 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in North Dakota pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. 8,830 teachers were working in North Dakota in 2010. Of these, 150 were english teachers. In addition, 520 were primary school education administrators, and were education administrators. The North Dakota counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Clay County - 2,020 teachers
  2. Bottineau County - 1,510 teachers
  3. Barnes County - 1,250 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 8,320 teachers will be working in North Dakota. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 11%.


teachers in North Dakota make an average of $50,534 per year. However, North Dakota teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,580 per year to more than $112,270 per year in 2010. The counties in North Dakota with the highest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Clay County - $63,733 per year
  2. Burleigh County - $53,121 per year
  3. Polk County - $52,563 per year

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

  1. Nelson County - $42,908 per year
  2. Barnes County - $47,390 per year
  3. Adams County - $48,408 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in North Dakota were:

  1. Education Administrator - $79,550 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $71,500 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $62,810 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in North Dakota were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $39,290 per year
  2. Education Teacher - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in North Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, 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 Teaching in North Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in North Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in North Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in North Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Education Administrators, Postsecondary n/a $79,550
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $57,610
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,670 $43,110 -4.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 750 $44,070 2.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 550 $39,290 189.5%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 520 $71,500 -8.8%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 270 $49,160 -28.9%
Instructional Coordinators 220 $55,700 37.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $62,810 -41.2%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 180 n/a -25.0%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $47,060 -28.6%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $51,000 16.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $61,140 -23.1%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 80 $45,480

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