The University of North Dakota is the state's most comprehensive intensive research university and the primary center for professional education and training.
UND’s economic impact on the state and region is $1.4 billion. Levels of business activity resulting from UND expenditures supported 3,387 secondary (indirect and induced) jobs in FY2013. In addition, direct impact of student spending in the Grand Forks area was $136.6 million in FY2013. UND also exerts an economic impact through its graduates. The University has provided about 66 percent of family medicine physicians in North Dakota, and has educated a significant number of the engineers and oil and gas experts working in the oil industry that is so critical to the state’s economic health. According to the latest employment study, 69 percent of UND graduates who also graduated from a North Dakota high school remained in North Dakota, thereby contributing to its economy.
Information provided by the UND Office of Institutional Research and Division of Research & Economic Development, and drawn from the North Dakota University System Economic Impact Report, 2014, which is produced biennally.