North Dakota

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
Public High School Enrollment
High School CTE Concentrators
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Wayde Sick
State Director
North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
600 East Boulevard Ave #270
Bismarck, ND 58505


Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
Funding for FY21
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Offering joint professional development
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Work-based Learning

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
65% Attainment for ages 25-64 by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

North Dakota’s accountability system includes a College & Career Readiness indicator, based on the state’s “Choice Ready” framework. The indicator is weighted at 21 percent of the total score and includes a growth measure.

All students must earn a diploma or GED and develop a rolling four-year career education plan and earn a college-ready score on a college placement instrument, as determined by the North Dakota University System.

All students must then meet at least two additional Essential Skill indicators, including 25 hours of community service, 95 percent attendance rate, two or more years in co-curricular activities, or two or more year in extra-curricular activities.

The Career Ready element of the Choice Ready framework includes: (1) earning a 2.8 GPA or higher in a CTE pathway, (2) completing two credits in a coordinated plan of study and at least two additional indicators: (a) earning a 3.0 on a statewide rubric demonstrating Career Ready Practices; (b) completing at least 75 hours of a work-based learning experience; (3) earning an A, B or C in a dual credit course; (4) earning a gold or silver on the WorkKeys assessment; or (5) earning a passing score on a technical assessment or industry credential.