North Dakota might be the most rural of all the states, but is still famous for schools like the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University and Dickinson Sate University.
Nicknamed the Peace Garden State, it's not surprising that North Dakota's main industries are agriculture and energy. Many alumni from schools in the state find jobs in medical and legal fields as well.
Recent graduates with a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, are among the highest-paid graduates in North Dakota. The University of North Dakota has about 14,000 students, making it the largest school in the state. Playwright Maxwell Anderson graduated from here, and while not all University of North Dakota alumni have their work included in anthologies, roughly 64 percent say their jobs are very meaningful.
While North Dakota State University is only the second largest school, a high percent of the students recommend their school to prospective students.