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2021 Campus Briefs

UTTC adds to campus
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has been operating under a synchronous virtual learning environment for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester. Some programs, including welding, heavy equipment and athletics, have continued face-to-face and have implemented innovative safety protocols to allow for safe operations.

UTTC is nearing completion of the 32,000-square-foot education building, which is a $4 million project and will serve as a central location for several academic programs on campus and as a new library and archives. UTTC has also recently finished the Cozy Creek Café and Student Union, which will serve as a gathering place on campus when all students return (hopefully in the fall of 2021).

Living traditions, thriving futures at NHSC
Located in New Town, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) enhances quality of life and builds a strong and positive identity for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations that make up Three Affiliated Tribes.

NHSC offers in-demand certificate programs and associate degrees, as well as three bachelor’s degrees. NHSC is the only tribal college that offers equine studies and sustainable energy technologies programs. NHSC also offers a world-renowned Native American studies program that covers three Native languages.

NHSC students gain specialized training, get a jumpstart on their college careers or obtain bachelor’s degrees. The college offers high-quality cultural, academic and vocational education and provides encouragement and support to facilitate successful college careers.

Do more at Concordia College
Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., believes the best college experience will do more than prepare you with lifelong career advantages. Each course will challenge you to discover connections between the subject and the impact it has on you and the world.

A liberal arts foundation runs through the curriculum and students complete two integrative learning (PEAK) experiences of active learning outside the classroom. Concordia’s graduates understand how they can lead a world of change – in their first jobs and throughout their lives.

Concordia is committed to an accessible education for all students. To bring clarity to the cost of college, tuition was recently reduced by more than 35 percent – to $27,500 – and there are ample scholarship options.
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Bank of North Dakota helps plan, pay
Bank of North Dakota (BND) provides student loans and resources to help students achieve their career goals after high school. It partners with Dakota Association of College Admissions Counselors to bring to North Dakota residents. This is a one-stop location to attend college fairs, access College Application Month instructions and participate in numerous webinars, along with viewing videos and the college handbook.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars, a statewide scholarship program, and College SAVE, the state’s 529 plan which helps residents save for college, are administered by BND. When federal student loans, grants, scholarships and savings don’t cover college expenses, BND’s student loan program can fill the gap. Visit for more information about these programs.

Mayville State offers online, flexible degree options
Mayville State University (MSU) offers exciting options for rural residents who wish to earn teaching degrees while continuing to live and work in their communities. Through online classes and distance synchronous classes (which students join remotely), students will learn from highly experienced MSU teacher education faculty members, while completing practicums, experiential learning and student teaching near their homes and jobs.

Students studying via online and distance courses will complete the same high-quality, accredited teacher preparation bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, secondary English education or secondary mathematics education that MSU has offered on campus since 1889, when it began preparing teachers in North Dakota.

Additionally, students with earned bachelor’s degrees can pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching degree for non-teaching bachelor’s degree graduates seeking to become licensed secondary teachers in North Dakota. MSU offers current teachers online professional development opportunities, including an undergraduate special education certificate, undergraduate and graduate certificates in online digital teaching, kindergarten endorsement and library credential.

For more information, call 800-437-4104, ext. 34721, or go to

University of Jamestown offers 42 majors
Established in 1883, the University of Jamestown (UJ) is a private, liberal arts university offering 42 undergraduate majors. Each major is granted as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Science in Nursing degree.

UJ’s growing graduate programs include master’s degrees in education, leadership and clinical counseling, and a Fargo-based Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

With the “Jamestown Journey to Success,” emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing them holistically through a student-centered experience.

UJ now boasts 20 NAIA athletic programs with the addition of competitive cheer, competitive dance and eSports starting this fall.

The Newman Arena, a new $14 million, 49,000-square-foot arena, will be unveiled during UJ’s all-school celebration Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

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DSU offers flexible learning
Dickinson State University (DSU) is here to help make 2021 your year!

DSU offers a flexible hybrid learning environment, where most students have the option to attend classes in-person, remotely or any combination of the two. It also delivers many programs entirely online!

With more than 75 academic program options and dedicated faculty and staff to help you along the way, you are sure to find your passion and pursue your dreams.

DSU is here for your education, your success, and your future.

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