The University Of North Dakota - Online & Distance Education

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About Online & Distance Education


Online & Distance Education (ODE) is a part of the Office of Extended Learning at the University of North Dakota.

ODE facilitates the delivery of the University's courses, graduate certificates, and degree programs in an online or other distance format, including correspondence by mail, videoconferencing, and off-campus sites in Bismarck, Fargo, and other locations.

It also offers an array of non-academic courses for individuals seeking career or personal development, including online courses for professional certifications and continuing education opportunities for K-12 educators.

The University of North Dakota has a strong history in distance learning, offering correspondence by mail courses since 1911. Today, more than 7,000 enroll in distance courses each year.

National Rankings for UND Online & Distance Education

Top Online Military-Friendly School

UND ranked #3 in the nation among a review of more than 200 accredited online military-friendly schools, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools.

Top Online Nonprofit School

UND ranked #11 in the nation among a review of more than 200 accredited online nonprofit schools, according to the 2012 Guide to Online Schools.

Top Program Rankings

Our Mission

We serve lifelong learners by extending the University's exceptional learning opportunities and services across the state of North Dakota and beyond.

Our Vision

We positively impact lives by offering innovative, learner-focused education and services.

Our Values