It may surprise you that a North Dakota University System campus is likely within an hour’s drive of your well head or shop. These five campuses form the BakkenU: Bismarck State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Minot State University, and Williston State College.

You also might be interested to know that:

  • Nearly 35,000 jobs in North Dakota are waiting to be filled.
  • Employers are asking for educated workers.
  • The North Dakota University System is ready to make it easy for you to fill the gap.

Your hard work and dedication has successfully turned Bakken into a household name. Let us help you expand your knowledge and marketability through North Dakota University System’s BakkenU. Our five westernmost colleges and universities are coming together to offer you a one-stop shop for exploring energy-related programs or hundreds of other exciting offerings either in-person or online. We’re standing by to help you energize your future. Call or visit us today!



Multiple energy-related programs of study in production and transmission.



Land management certificate with energy industry focus.



Accounting programs to bolster the oilfield worker’s knowledge base.



Unique energy program in Energy Economics and Finance.



Petroleum Production Technology program offerings.