State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: North Dakota

You’re interested in playing college baseball, but what are your chances of making it to the next level? While many tout national probability as gospel, it turns out your odds of playing at the next level vary greatly depending on where you live.

If you live in North Dakota and are wondering what percentage of high school graduates from your state play at each college level and where they are playing, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we team up with our friends at College Baseball Insights to provide you with state-level overview of your chances to play at the next level.

You can see an overview of our resources, methodology, and limitations on our College Baseball Participation Overview Main Page, as well find overviews on other states and regions.

North Dakota by the Numbers

In the table below, you’ll see how many high school players from North Dakota are playing at each level of college baseball, the probability of playing at each college level, and how North Dakota compares nationally and to other states in the Midwest Region. You can see the complete Midwest breakdown HERE.

Where Are They Playing?

Players By Division Report: North Dakota (140) Players

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

Overall, the probability of playing in college at any level for North Dakota high school players (8.62%) is well below the national (12.58%) and Midwest (11.11%) averages. North Dakota only has one level, NAIA, where participation probability is above the national average at 3.14. Given that a third of all college programs in North Dakota are NAIA, this makes sense. There are no D3 programs and only one D1 and the corresponding D3 (.55%) and D1(.74%) probabilities represent some of the lowest totals among all states. With 4 junior college programs in-state, North Dakota’s JUCO participation of 2.59% only slightly trails the Midwest average (2.67%). One in five of North Dakota’s 140 college baseball participants play in neighboring Minnesota.

Want to see additional states and regional breakdowns? Find them HERE.


This article was written with data and insights from 3rd party sources, College Baseball Insights and NFHS High School Participation Data. Data and insights are subject to revision and/or change. We’ve attempted to display as accurate a picture as possible with the information that is available. Readers should be aware that college baseball roster data is fluid and changes throughout the year. Every attempt is made to reconcile data and keep up with changes, but this article may not reflect the changes or updates from 3rd parties. Insights cannot account for gap year programs, misreported roster information, or other inaccuracies which may slightly alter the numbers and percentages used in this article. Insights are subject to change and are based on best available information.