Fall Enrollment: 3,140 (2023-2024)
Types of Degrees: Associate Degree, Certificate
Number of Programs: 35
Average Class Size: 16
Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

The Complete College Experience

Living at NDSCS in Wahpeton provides a full college experience that is convenient, affordable and fun! And with student clubs and organizations, performing arts, free events for students, athletics and intramural sports, there are plenty of ways for students to get involved.

6 Traditional Residence Halls
3 Apartment Complexes, for student or family living
2 Student Center Dining Options: Wildcat Dining Room and Wildcat Express
4 Dining Plan Options
Fitness Facilities: Wildcat Wellness Center, Weight Room, Indoor Track, Swimming Pool and more!
30+ Student Clubs and Organizations
3 Performing Arts: Band, Choir and Theater
250+ Fun student events throughout the year
6 NJCAA Teams: Football, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball and Baseball.
8 Intramural Sports
Club Sports: Including Clay Target and Esports


Wahpeton, N.D. is located 25 miles west of Interstate 94 in Minnesota, 10 miles east of Interstate 29 in North Dakota and near the South Dakota border.


NDSCS-Fargo is located in north Fargo, a city of more than 110,000 people, near North Dakota’s eastern border with Moorhead, Minn., a city of roughly 39,000. Students enjoy easy access to Interstates 29 and 94, Hector International Airport and the Fargodome. NDSCS-Fargo is a one-stop location for on-the-go students, with convenient classes and support.


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2023-2024 Annual Estimated Costs (N.D. Resident or Living on Campus)

Live and dine on campus and pay in-state tuition rates. Tuition and fees based on 32 credit hours per year. Housing based on living at NDSCS in Wahpeton.

All rates are for two semesters. The average amount for per-credit fees is $931 for all states (excluding campus-approved fees). The remainder is tuition for an average of 16 credits per semester. Room/board amount is the total of a double room ($3,698) and a 225-meal plan ($3,884). The total does not include personal expenses and additional program costs (tools, uniforms, computer, instructional fees, etc.).

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Types of Distance Education

NDSCS-Fargo, online classes, interactive television, on-site courses, dual-credit and early entry classes for high school students.

Admission Requirements

NDSCS is an open-enrollment college; all students are eligible to apply. However, many academic programs do have specific admission requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early, as some programs and residential life facilities fill up quickly. Visit for more detailed information.

The Smarter Way To Go To College

The Smarter Way To Go To College

There are so many reasons to choose NDSCS. What’s yours? A 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means smaller class sizes, more one-on-one time with instructors and a tight-knit community of peers. Our close partnerships with business and industry provide students with the latest equipment, tools and technology for hands-on learning, that often lead to high-paying careers well before graduation. We call it the science of success. You’ll call it the best way to get where you’re going. Schedule a visit or take a virtual tour online at

Points of Pride

  • We’re a 2-year college offering a complete college experience and over 100 career pathways to choose from.
  • A 97% placement rate means you will most likely be employed or continuing your education right after graduation.
  • Business and industry partners provide opportunities for one-of-a-kind internships as part of your education.
  • Hands-on learning on state-of-the-art equipment will give you an edge no matter where your future takes you.
  • Earn your college degree for a fraction of the cost and in half the time.
  • 74% of degree-seeking students attend tuition free through grants, scholarships and sponsorships..
  • Participate in your favorite activities such as performing arts, intramural athletics, free student events and more!
  • Take advantage of our partnership with Tri-College University and sign up for additional electives and specialty programs available at other area colleges.

NDSCS Students

North Dakota State College of Science

800 Sixth Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58076–0002

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North Dakota State College of Science - Fargo

1305 19th Ave. North
Fargo, ND 58102