North Dakota State College of Science

800 N 6th St, Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002


  • College Type: 2-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 2,802
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
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The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) is a public, two-year community college located in Wahpeton, North Dakota, United States. Established in 1903, it is the second oldest publicly funded two-year college in the United States.

North Dakota State College of Science offers more than 80 academic programs in areas such as agriculture, business, health sciences, technology, and liberal arts.

The college offers academic transfer programs, which allow students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees, as well as career and technical education programs, providing students with the skills and training they need to enter the workforce.

North Dakota State College of Science has a mission to provide students with a quality education and a supportive learning environment that prepares them for success in their chosen fields.

North Dakota State College of Science has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 which enables the school to provide personalized learning and attention from the faculty and staff to the students.

NDSCS has a diverse student body of over 2,500 students from across different states and cultural backgrounds, and it offers a range of support services to help students succeed, including academic advising, tutoring, career services, and student clubs and organizations.

North Dakota State College of Science also offers several scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help make college more affordable for students.

The college also has a strong athletics program, with several sports teams, including football, basketball, and volleyball, and with several varsity sports teams competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a well-respected higher education institution in North Dakota making it a great school of study.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,802
Undergraduate enrollment:2,802
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.7%
      Black or African American:5.4%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:3.3%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:14.4%
      Non-resident alien:0.4%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Two but less than 4 years certificate
  • Associate’s degree

Majors Offered

  • RAMT – General Technician
  • RAMT – Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Ag Business
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Farm Management
  • Meat Processing
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture Technician
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Precision Agronomy
  • Ranch Management
  • Architectural Modeling & Design Technology
  • Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive and Diesel Master Technician – Auto Tech
  • Autonomous Systems Technology (AST)
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Administration and Finance
  • Business Technology Management
  • Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Services
  • Restaurant Management
  • Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Chef Training and Management Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diesel Technology – General Diesel
  • Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
  • Automotive and Diesel Master Technician – Diesel Tech
  • Electrical Construction
  • Electrical Master Technician
  • Industrial Electrical
  • Paramedic Technology
  • Health Information Technician
  • HVAC/R Technology
  • Medical Coding
  • IT Forensics and Security
  • Information Technology Support/Information Systems Administrator
  • Software Coding
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Design/Web Developer
  • Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing
  • Powersports Technology
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Welding Technology
  • Technical Studies


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$5,646 $5,450 $5,317 
      Out-of-state$6,606 $6,373 $6,222 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 
      Room and board$6,668 $6,526 $6,358 
      Other expenses$3,406 $3,400 $3,400 
      Room and board$6,668 $6,526 $6,358 
      Other expenses$3,406 $3,400 $3,400 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,406 $3,400 $3,400

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