North Dakota State College of Science

  • 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 2,957 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Top Rankings

North Dakota State College of Science ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
North Dakota State College of Science(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty179 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Dakota State College of Science has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The North Dakota State College of Science diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 110% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,957 students1,154 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:121:1
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# Full-Time Students1,589 students538 students
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# Part-Time Students1,368 students616 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,125240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
7%
5%
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% White
82%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score0.320.45
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College Completion Rate
51%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,800$38,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,438 is more than the state average of $4,270. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,850 is more than the state average of $7,571. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,438$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,850$7,571
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,600
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to North Dakota State College of Science is Minnesota State Community and Technical College (24.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,270 per year for in-state students and $7,571 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.