NDUS Affordability Survey
Doug Barrett | Jun 29, 2020 AT 8:17 am
The North Dakota University System has released its annual affordability report which focuses on key factors tied to educational access and affordability in the state. The report notes that 2019-20 tuition and mandatory fees at the research and four-year universities were lower than the regional peers. Estimated total student costs for 2019-20 range from $17,100 at two-year colleges to $23,600 at the doctoral universities.
Tuition and mandatory fees comprised 29% to 41% of total costs. Room and board represent another 37% to 44% of total cost. The remaining costs consist of educational-related indirect expenses, including books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses.
Student loan indebtedness for 2019 NDUS graduates averaged $29,037 - a 1% decrease from the prior year.