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North Dakota State College of Science Overview

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

What Is North Dakota State College of Science Known For?

600 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at North Dakota State College of Science.
  • In 2017-2018, 94% 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 #380 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

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
#75 Best Associate’s Degree 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 Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Agricultural Mechanization Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is North Dakota State College of Science?

Location of North Dakota State College of Science

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
Website: https://www.ndscs.edu

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?

74% Take Out Loans
11.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At North Dakota State College of Science, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $8,143 a year. That adds up to $32,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at North Dakota State College of Science is 11.8%. 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

1,522 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,977 undergraduate students at North Dakota State College of Science, with 1,522 being full-time and 1,455 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  North Dakota State College of Science

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,522 full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State College of Science, 61% are male and 39% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  North Dakota State College of Science

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of North Dakota State College of Science Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 127
Hispanic or Latino 45
White 1,231
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 95

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

1,517 Took All Classes Online
2,251 Took At Least One Class Online
1.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,251 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 2017-2018.

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 1.8%. This is the #155 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at North Dakota State College of Science regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at North Dakota State College of Science ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at North Dakota State College of Science.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Architectural Engineering Technology #1
Engineering Technologies #7
Entrepreneurial Studies #11
Computer Software & Applications #13
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #18
Nursing #42
Marketing #46
Computer & Information Sciences #64
Health & Medical Administrative Services #74
Health Professions #102
Business, Management & Marketing #103

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
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 86 14 100
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 84 0 84
Precision Metal Working 0 29 19 48
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 41 0 41
Dental Support Services 0 34 5 39
Agricultural Mechanization 0 29 0 29
Business Administration & Management 0 29 0 29
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 28 0 28
Nursing 0 24 0 24
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 23 0 23
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 18 1 19
Allied Health Professions 0 8 11 19
Computer Information Systems 5 13 0 18
Construction Engineering Technology 0 15 0 15
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 14 0 14
Environmental Control Technology 0 10 3 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 4 11
Culinary Arts 0 9 0 9
Building Management & Inspection 0 8 0 8
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 8 8
Civil Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Industrial Production Technology 0 7 1 8
Air Transportation 0 0 4 4
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 1 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
General Sales & 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
TOTAL 5 525 70 600

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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