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Five Best Colleges in North Dakota

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 12:01 PM

North Dakota lies in the mid-western area of the United States along the Canadian border. It is a region of vast hilly plains and is 19th largest area-wise in the United States. It is home to more than 25 schools and 16 colleges and universities.
Here are the five best colleges in North Dakota:

University of North Dakota is the oldest and the largest university in the area and is ranked among the best mid-western educational institutions. Located at Grand Forks, this public institution was founded in 1883. With a student population of more than 10,000, it comprises schools and colleges offering education and specializations in Aerospace Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Mines, Graduate School, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Nursing. It indeed is the state’s most comprehensive and intensive research university.
North Dakota State University is located in Fargo and was founded in 1890. Having originally begun as an agricultural school, it has a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs and houses nine colleges and schools today. It offers numerous programs including Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering and Architecture, Human Development and Education, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and University Studies. The Graduate School is also a part of the North Dakota University system.
Minot State University, with approximately 36,000 students, has been serving the citizens of North-West Dakota since 1913.A flourishing public education institution, Minot State University offers undergraduate and graduate courses and other programs on campus, through distance learning, and even online courses. It also offers non-credit courses and professional training to students and community members. It is divided into four academic divisions namely - Business, Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and Education and Health Sciences. 

University of Mary, affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church, is a private educational institution founded in 1959. Located in Bismarck, the University of Mary has a student population of 2900. With eight colleges and schools, the University of Mary offers courses in Education, Business, Human Performance Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy and Theology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dickinson State University is a part of the North Dakota University system. Located at Bismarck, it started as Dickinson Normal School which today has blossomed into a University that offers 25 programs of study through the university's 11 departments: Education, Social Sciences, Nursing, Natural Sciences, Music, Mathematics with Computer Science, Language and Literature, Health and Physical Education, Fine Arts, Business and Economics, and Agriculture and Technical Studies.

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