North Dakota State College of Science

Tel: (701)671-2403
  • 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 3,033 students (56% 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 8% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • 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 (24.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 179 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
North Dakota State College of Science(ND) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty179 staff40 staff
North Dakota State College of Science Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,033 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,033 students965 students
North Dakota State College of Science Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:121:1
North Dakota State College of Science Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,706 students530 students
North Dakota State College of Science Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,327 students435 students
North Dakota State College of Science Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Dakota State College of Science Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,251240
North Dakota State College of Science Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
North Dakota State College of Science American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
--
North Dakota State College of Science Asian (2009-2012)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
North Dakota State College of Science Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
3%
North Dakota State College of Science Black (2007-2016)
% White
92%
85%
North Dakota State College of Science White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
North Dakota State College of Science More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
1%
North Dakota State College of Science Non Resident (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
4%
North Dakota State College of Science Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups 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.0.150.27
North Dakota State College of Science Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
39%
35%
North Dakota State College of Science Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,800$38,300
North Dakota State College of Science Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,438 is more than the state average of $4,273. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,850 is more than the state average of $6,821. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,438$4,273
North Dakota State College of Science In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,850$6,821
North Dakota State College of Science Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
North Dakota State College of Science % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,588
North Dakota State College of Science Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
North Dakota State College of Science Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,273 per year for in-state students and $6,821 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 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.