2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus is $9,754 for North Dakota residents and $13,892 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for NDSU is $10,237 for North Dakota residents and $14,540 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.95% for North Dakota residents and increased by 4.66% 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. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are around the average amount ($10,748) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,326 - 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$9,754$13,892$12,478
Change % 2019-20204.95%4.66%2.09%
2020-2021$10,237$14,540$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 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. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus are lower than the average amount ($10,923) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,504 - 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.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and 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$197$525
2020-2021$118$561
Graduate2018-2019$360$540
2019-2020$200$533
2020-2021$111$526
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for North Dakota State University-Main Campus graduates. 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

NDSU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at NDSU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $43,040 for North Dakota residents and $42,345 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 and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$10,141$10,543$10,961$11,395$43,040
Out-of-State$12,422$11,108$9,933$8,882$42,345
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$10,543$10,961$11,395$11,847$44,746
Out-of-State$11,108$9,933$8,882$7,942$37,865
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,961$11,395$11,847$12,317$46,521
Out-of-State$9,933$8,882$7,942$7,102$33,859
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$11,395$11,847$12,317$12,805$48,365
Out-of-State$8,882$7,942$7,102$6,351$30,277
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$11,847$12,317$12,805$13,313$50,283
Out-of-State$7,942$7,102$6,351$5,679$27,073
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at North Dakota State University-Main Campus. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $98,552 for North Dakota residents and $97,857 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA at North Dakota State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$23,654$24,296$24,959$25,642$98,552
Out-of-State$25,936$24,861$23,931$23,129$97,857
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$24,296$24,959$25,642$26,348$101,246
Out-of-State$24,861$23,931$23,129$22,443$94,364
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,959$25,642$26,348$27,076$104,026
Out-of-State$23,931$23,129$22,443$21,861$91,364
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,642$26,348$27,076$27,828$106,895
Out-of-State$23,129$22,443$21,861$21,373$88,807
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,348$27,076$27,828$28,604$109,857
Out-of-State$22,443$21,861$21,373$20,970$86,648
Last year, 59 students ( 0.52% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $77,244 for North Dakota residents and $76,549 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at North Dakota State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,327$18,969$19,632$20,315$77,244
Out-of-State$20,609$19,534$18,604$17,802$76,549
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,969$19,632$20,315$21,021$79,938
Out-of-State$19,534$18,604$17,802$17,116$73,056
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,632$20,315$21,021$21,749$82,718
Out-of-State$18,604$17,802$17,116$16,534$70,056
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$20,315$21,021$21,749$22,501$85,587
Out-of-State$17,802$17,116$16,534$16,046$67,499
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$21,021$21,749$22,501$23,277$88,549
Out-of-State$17,116$16,534$16,046$15,643$65,340

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 last five years. Use 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$9,754$800$12,478$13,892$800 $12,478
Graduate$7,751 $800$12,478$11,123 $800$12,478


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