Best Community Colleges in North Dakota by Salary Potential

Get a degree that will set you up for a successful future. Learn more about North Dakota’s top two-year colleges based on graduate salary.

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Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1AssociatesPublic$44,600$64,90065%1%

1Bismarck State College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,600
Mid-Career Pay$64,900
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees1%
2AssociatesPublic$41,600$61,30066%1%

2North Dakota State College of Science
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,600
Mid-Career Pay$61,300
% High Meaning66%
% STEM Degrees1%
3AssociatesPublic$41,100$58,300N/A1%

3Williston State College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,100
Mid-Career Pay$58,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees1%
4AssociatesPublic$38,000$57,300N/A7%

4Minot State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,000
Mid-Career Pay$57,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees7%
5AssociatesPublic$36,600$56,100N/A8%

5Dickinson State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$36,600
Mid-Career Pay$56,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees8%
6AssociatesPublic$37,700$55,200N/A0%

6Lake Region State College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,700
Mid-Career Pay$55,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
7AssociatesPublic$33,300$50,300N/A0%

7Dakota College at Bottineau
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$33,300
Mid-Career Pay$50,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
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North Dakota State College of Science is a public community college that is part of the North Dakota University System

The North Dakota University System includes 6 colleges that grant associate degrees. Despite the name of NDSCS, only about 25 percent of the associate degrees granted are science, technology, engineering or math subjects. A large percent of graduates from NDSCS say that their jobs are meaningful and help make the world a better place. Just over 3,000 students attend the North Dakota State College of Science. The school was founded in 1903 and its motto is "The Science of Success."


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