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.
North Dakota State College of Science places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 179 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|North Dakota State College of Science||(ND) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||179 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,033 students||1,857 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,706 students||530 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,327 students||1,327 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||1,251||240|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$45,800||$38,300|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to North Dakota State College of Science is Minnesota State Community and Technical College (24.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,216 students | 24.30 Mi1414 College Way
Fergus Falls,  MN  56537
- 793 students | 41.60 Mi4012 19th Avenue SW
Fargo,  ND  58103
- n/a students | 53.20 Mi900 hwy 34 e
Detroit Lakes,  MN  56501
- 3,811 students | 65.30 Mi1601 Jefferson Streeet
Alexandria,  MN  56308
- 1,654 students | 97.50 Mi1201 Arrow Avenue
Watertown,  SD  57201
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