2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is $9,619 for North Dakota residents and $13,757 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for NDSU is $9,955 for North Dakota residents and $14,259 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.50% for North Dakota residents and increased by 3.65% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 2.09% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($10,710) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,107 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$9,294 $13,273$12,222
2019-2020$9,619$13,757$12,478
Change % 2019-20203.50%3.65%2.09%
2020-2021$9,955$14,259$12,739
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $7,751 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,123 for the academic year 2019-2020.
The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at NDSU is $8,024 for North Dakota residents and $11,531 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 3.53% for North Dakota residents and increased by 3.67% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($11,020) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,538 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$7,487 $10,729$12,222
2019-2020$7,751$11,123$12,478
Change % 2019-20203.53%3.67%2.09%
2020-2021$8,024$11,531$12,739
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at NDSU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$328$491
2019-2020$341$511
2020-2021$355$532
Graduate2018-2019$360$540
2019-2020$375$562
2020-2021$391$585
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $45,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $55,500 for North Dakota State University-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$45,200$49,900$39,400
7 Years After Graduation$45,000--
8 Years After Graduation$51,900--
9 Years After Graduation$50,200--
10 Years After Graduation$55,500$63,300$46,400

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees, we estimate 4-year tuition at NDSU for future and prospective students. For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-year tuition is $42,138 for North Dakota residents and $41,548 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus have decreased over the last 4 years, the estimated tuition & fees are less than current costs in the table below. The actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or university system's tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$9,972$10,338$10,717$11,111$42,138
Out-of-State$12,254$10,914$9,721$8,659$41,548
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$10,338$10,717$11,111$11,518$43,684
Out-of-State$10,914$9,721$8,659$7,713$37,008
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,717$11,111$11,518$11,941$45,287
Out-of-State$9,721$8,659$7,713$6,870$32,963
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$11,111$11,518$11,941$12,379$46,949
Out-of-State$8,659$7,713$6,870$6,119$29,360
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,518$11,941$12,379$12,834$48,672
Out-of-State$7,713$6,870$6,119$5,450$26,152
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2020, the estimated 4-years COA is $97,650 for North Dakota residents and $97,060 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$23,486$24,091$24,715$25,358$97,650
Out-of-State$25,767$24,668$23,719$22,906$97,060
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,091$24,715$25,358$26,019$100,183
Out-of-State$24,668$23,719$22,906$22,213$93,507
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,715$25,358$26,019$26,700$102,793
Out-of-State$23,719$22,906$22,213$21,629$90,468
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,358$26,019$26,700$27,402$105,479
Out-of-State$22,906$22,213$21,629$21,142$87,890
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,019$26,700$27,402$28,125$108,247
Out-of-State$22,213$21,629$21,142$20,741$85,726
Last year, 59% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $76,342 for North Dakota residents and $75,752 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,159$18,764$19,388$20,031$76,342
Out-of-State$20,440$19,341$18,392$17,579$75,752
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,764$19,388$20,031$20,692$78,875
Out-of-State$19,341$18,392$17,579$16,886$72,199
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,388$20,031$20,692$21,373$81,485
Out-of-State$18,392$17,579$16,886$16,302$69,160
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,031$20,692$21,373$22,075$84,171
Out-of-State$17,579$16,886$16,302$15,815$66,582
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,692$21,373$22,075$22,798$86,939
Out-of-State$16,886$16,302$15,815$15,414$64,418

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
North Dakota State University-Main Campus 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,619$800$12,478$13,757$800 $12,478
Graduate$7,751 $800$12,478$11,123 $800$12,478


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