State Board of Higher Education

Organized in 1990, the system includes two research universities, four regional universities and five community colleges.

The mission of the State Board of Higher Education and the Chancellor of the North Dakota University System is to unleash the potential of higher education in the state to enhance the quality of life, and the social and economic vitality of all served by its public colleges and universities.

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Two years ago, leaders from all backgrounds discussed the future of education in North Dakota. Focused on evolving student needs and a changing workforce, participants envisioned education in 2030. Notes, presentations and documents found here provide a foundation for the Envision working groups as they work toward implementing short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals articulated from Envision 2030.

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“The State Board of Higher Education is committed to serving North Dakota and its people. Our goal is to prepare students for lifelong learning and to support a broad spectrum of workforce needs throughout the state. In our pursuit of connecting students to careers, we want to ensure North Dakota is also prepared to meet the next technological revolution in artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

 

– Nick Hacker, chairman of the State Board of Higher Education

By the numbers

55791

Students served by NDUS

38614

Degree Seeking Students

11051

Number of degrees awarded (2016-17)

3737

High school students taking college courses

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