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North Dakota State College of Science Overview

Located in Wahpeton, North Dakota, North Dakota State College of Science is a public institution. Wahpeton is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is North Dakota State College of Science Known For?

425 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at North Dakota State College of Science.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from North Dakota State College of Science with a bachelor's degree make about $43,400 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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North Dakota State College of Science Rankings

We have ranked North Dakota State College of Science as #358 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

North Dakota State College of Science has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#100 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#171 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at North Dakota State College of Science.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Agricultural Mechanization Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Electronics Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Precision Production Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards North Dakota State College of Science has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#1 Best Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#3 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Schools College Factual
#10 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#16 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#87 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is North Dakota State College of Science?

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Contact details for North Dakota State College of Science are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 N 6Th St, Wahpeton, ND 58076-0002
Phone: 701-671-2403

How Do I Get Into North Dakota State College of Science?

You can apply to North Dakota State College of Science online at: https://www.ndscs.edu/become-wildcat/apply

As long as you submit the requested materials to North Dakota State College of Science when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford North Dakota State College of Science?

72% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At North Dakota State College of Science, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,317 a year. That adds up to $33,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Dakota State College of Science is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

North Dakota State College of Science Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,485 Full-Time Undergraduates
38% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,829 undergraduate students at North Dakota State College of Science, with 1,485 being full-time and 1,344 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,485 full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State College of Science, 62% are male and 38% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Dakota State College of Science students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 84
Hispanic or Latino 58
White 1,235
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 91

Over 14 countries are represented at North Dakota State College of Science. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Canada, and Nepal.

Online Learning at North Dakota State College of Science

386 Took All Classes Online
895 Took At Least One Class Online
-12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 895 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at North Dakota State College of Science has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of North Dakota State College of Science

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Dakota State College of Science was -12.0%. This is the #2,011 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at North Dakota State College of Science regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

North Dakota State College of Science Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 101 0 101
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 43 2 45
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 43 0 43
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 27 0 27
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 24 0 24
Business Administration & Management 0 20 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 18 2 20
Computer Information Systems 0 13 5 18
Industrial Production Technology 0 18 0 18
Agricultural Mechanization 0 14 0 14
Nursing 0 14 0 14
Dental Support Services 0 10 3 13
Precision Metal Working 0 10 3 13
Environmental Control Technology 0 11 0 11
Culinary Arts 0 10 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 3 4 7
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 6 0 6
Construction Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 0 4 0 4
Civil Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 1 1
Air Transportation 1 0 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 404 20 425

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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