Believe it or not, America has the best colleges in the world. It's been proven by data (and surveys) that the U.S. educational system is of the highest quality
It's actually not even close and North Dakota is home to a handful of them.
While we could debate which colleges within North Dakota are the 'best,' that's not the goal of this post.
Instead, ride along with us as we determine which college towns in North Dakota are the best.
You know, the type of places where there's energy and stimulation, but the type of place you can walk around at night. The happiest, chillest, most downright fun places where you can send your kids off to college where you won't break the bank, or worry about their well being.
While some of these may not seem like a 'real' college town per se, when you look at the numbers, it's hard to argue against.
And for those who live in Minot, Dickinson and Grand Forks - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Minot ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Even though there are only 6 cities on our list, you need to remember there are another 392 places in North Dakota that don't even have a college. One might say you gotta be in it in to win it.
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Colleges: Minot State University, Headquarters Academy of Hair Design Inc
Colleges: Dickinson State University
Colleges: University of North Dakota, Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks
Colleges: North Dakota State University-Main Campus, Rasmussen College-North Dakota, Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Fargo Downtown
Colleges: University of Jamestown
Colleges: Bismarck State College, University of Mary, United Tribes Technical College
To crunch our data on North Dakota's best college towns, we used Saturday Night Science to decide which qualities (or rankings) make sense to use in the data, and then crunch the numbers for our rankings.
First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town.
You might be surprised to hear that there are only 6 places in North Dakota with an institution of higher learning with that criteria.
We ranked each city across each of the criteria, with one being the best.
We rolled up the individual scores into the category and ranked them again based on the category.
Finally, we took the average rank across each category, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title "Best College Town In North Dakota For 2024." We updated this article for 2024. This is our six time ranking the best college towns in North Dakota.
And it looks like Minot placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in North Dakota, you came to the right place.
The best college towns in North Dakota are Minot, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, and Bismarck.
These places all have great college sports programs, tons of stuff to do, and are great places to raise a family.
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