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Education Essentials

Residents of North Dakota benefit from a strong educational system from grade pre-K all the way through university graduate studies. The state of North Dakota continually ranks high on educational matters, including:
  • SAT Scores
  • High School Completion and College Continuation Rate
  • National Assessment of Education Progress
  • Graduate and PhD Students in Science and Engineering


A strong educational system is key to North Dakota's quality of life. Both public and private options are available at all levels of education across the state.

Explore the Education System
Use these resources to to learn more about different grade levels, scholarships and career information.

North Dakota K-12 Public Schools
Get links to all public elementary, middle and high schools in the state.  

North Dakota K-12 Private Schools
Explore private and parochial elementary, middle and high school options.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 
Research school districts and educational opportunities for your children.

North Dakota University System  
Our university system is made up of 11 public colleges and universities. Each institution is unique in its mission to serve the people of North Dakota. 

Private Institutions 
Connect with private higher education institutions and trade schools in the state.

Tribal Colleges 
The state boasts five tribal colleges as well.

The North Dakota College Access Network supplies information on scholarships available in the state.

DEAL One Loan Consolidation Opportunity
The Bank of North Dakota offers residents (those that have lived in North Dakota for the past 6 months or more) the opportunity to combine student loans from one or more lenders into one monthly payment that has a fixed or variable rate. 
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