Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go!

As a high school student wanting to go to college, it us up to you to research what you need to do to get into your desired college. Some of this may include: what ACT score is needed, what high school classes are required, when do you need to apply by, how to pay for college, etc.

North Dakota Postsecondary Options:


North Dakota University System:

Organized as a system in 1990, the North Dakota University System is made up of 11 public colleges and universities governed by the State Board of Higher Education. The NDUS is composed of two doctoral-granting institutions, two master’s-granting institutions, two universities that offer baccalaureate degrees and five campuses that offer associate and trade/technical degrees. Each institution is unique in its mission to serve the people of North Dakota.


Baccalaureate (4 year) and advanced degrees:

Dickinson State University

Mayville State University

Minot State University

North Dakota State University

University of North Dakota

Valley City State University


Private Colleges/Universities:

Medcenter One College of Nursing

Rasmussen College

Trinity Bible College

University of Jamestown

University of Mary


Associate (2 year) and Trade/Technical Degrees:

Bismarck State College

Dakota College at Bottineau

Lake Region State College

North Dakota State College of Science

Williston State College


North Dakota Tribal Colleges:

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Berthold Community College

Sitting Bull College

Turtle Mountain Community College

United Tribes Technical College



The Hair Academy

Headquarters Academy of Hair: Minot

JZ Trend Academy

Josef’s School of Hair Design

Molar Barber College: Fargo

Salon Professional Academy


Job Corps

Job Cops is a career training and education program for students ages 16 through 24 who meet income requirements. It is designed to help students find the path to personal and career success – all at no cost to eligible students. Minot is home to the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center. Career training programs include: Advanced Automotive Repair, Carpentry, Health Occupations/LPN/RN Training, Facilities Maintenance, Food Service/Culinary Arts, Medical Office Support, Office Administration, and Welding.



Apprenticeship training connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers. Employers, employer associations, and joint labor-management organizations, known collectively as apprenticeship sponsors, provide apprentices with instruction that reflects industry needs. Contact a Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training representative at (701) 250-4700.



Air Force

Local Contact: 701.227.1818

Air National Guard

Local Contact: 701.451.2237


Local Contact: 701.227.1299

Army National Guard

Local Contact: 701.429.1098



US Coast Guard