The largest institution of higher learning in North Dakota, the University of North Dakota was established in 1883 as a state-supported comprehensive institution, offering degree programs in a broad spectrum of fields.
The student body of 7600 full-time undergraduates contains a majority of North Dakota students, but all 50 states are represented. About half of the students can be accommodated with on-campus housing. The most popular major is aviation and airway science.
The university's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is considered the premier college in the United States for the training of student pilots. Over the past two decades, the school's flying team has regularly won national championships.