North Dakota State College of Science

Tel: (701)671-2403
3,168 students
Public institution
The North Dakota State College of Science is a comprehensive,associate degree granting college founded on a tradition of quality and integrity. We deliver learner-focused education through a unique and evolving collegiate experience. Using innovative delivery strategies, NDSCS anticipates and responds to statewide and regional needs by providing access to occupational/technical programs, transfer programs, and workforce training.
School Highlights:
North Dakota State College of Science serves 3,168 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 7%.
North Dakota State College of Science is the only community colleges within Richland County, ND.
The nearest community college is Minnesota State Community and Technical College (24.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 172 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
North Dakota State College of Science Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 172 staff
59 staff
North Dakota State College of Science Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,168 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,168 students
1,282 students
North Dakota State College of Science Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
North Dakota State College of Science student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,712 students
810 students
North Dakota State College of Science Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,456 students
1,017 students
North Dakota State College of Science Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
North Dakota State College of Science Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
North Dakota State College of Science American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
North Dakota State College of Science Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
North Dakota State College of Science Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
12%
North Dakota State College of Science Black (2006-2013)
% White
89%
57%
North Dakota State College of Science White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
North Dakota State College of Science More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
North Dakota State College of Science Unknown (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
North Dakota State College of Science non_resident (2009-2013)
North Dakota State College of Science Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.08 0.53
North Dakota State College of Science Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,094 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,902 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,094 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,902 $10,294
North Dakota State College of Science Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,096 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
North Dakota State College of Science % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Since 1922, the North Dakota State College of Science has provided practical, hands-on education for thousands of students who, upon graduation, became available to meet business, professional, and industrial needs. In 1987 North Dakota State School of Science changed its name to North Dakota State College of Science. In the year 1992 the North Dakota State College of Science converted from the quarter system to the semester system and in 1997 Established the Skills & Technology Training Center (STTC) as a regional workforce training center located in Fargo, North Dakota. The North Dakota State College of Science is located in Wahpeton, a progressive city with a population of 8,586 in the southeastern corner of North Dakota. The North Dakota State College of Science features 38 buildings on 125 acres - residence halls, a library, a complete students center, over 20 computer labs, a modern performing arts theater, a swimming pool, weights and exercise equipment and on-campus athletic facilities. Facilities include the latest in equipment in all shops, laboratories and classrooms. A library facility that provides a collection of 90,000 volumes with group and individual study areas. The College has two state-of-the-art Interactive-Video Network (IVN) labs for distance learning from other campuses or locations. North Dakota State College of Science offers education and training designed to enable students to acquire the entry-level vocational/ technical competencies necessary to enter the workforce. The North Dakota State College of Science offers 34 degree programs. Within these degree programs, there are 52 additional emphasis areas which focus on a particular specialty. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,896 per year for in-state students and $6,306 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
North Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.13, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Lake Region State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.