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North Dakota State College of Science is a public institution located in Wahpeton, North Dakota. The surrounding location of Wahpeton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

1,485 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,919 Avg In-State Tuition

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North Dakota State College of Science Rankings

North Dakota State College of Science is ranked #165 out of 1,831 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade 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
#2 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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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
Website: https://www.ndscs.edu/

Can I Afford North Dakota State College of Science?

$4,919 In-State Tuition
72% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time North Dakota State College of Science students paid $144 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $173 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,919 $5,542
Fees $831 $831
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000
On Campus Room and Board $6,526 $6,526
On Campus Other Expenses $3,400 $3,400

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 4th 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 #1,775 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.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at North Dakota State College of Science ranks compared to all other partially 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
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #188

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 43 0 43
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 34 2 36
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies 0 24 0 24
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 18 2 20
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 17 0 17
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 10 3 13
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Welding Technology/Welder 0 8 3 11
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 10 0 10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 3 4 7
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Construction Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Building Construction Technology 0 4 0 4
Civil Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 4 0 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 3 0 3
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 2 0 2
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 2 0 2
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 0 2 0 2
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 0 2 0 2
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 2 0 2
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 1 1
Other Industrial Production Technologies 0 1 0 1
General Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology 1 0 0 1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 215 15 231

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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