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Study at North Dakota State College of Science

North Dakota State College of Science, also known as NDSCS, is located in Wahpeton, North Dakota, United States. It was founded in 1903 as the North Dakota State School of Science. It settled on its present name in 1987. It is part of the North Dakota University System. The college also has a Skills and Technology Training Center located in Fargo. The college campus is beautifully located in Wahpeton. NDSCS offers several degree and certificate programs and is made up of the following academic units:

  • Arts, Science and Business Division
  • College Outreach Division
  • Technologies and Services Division
The sports teams of NDSCS are known as the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. The college participates in a wide variety of sports including football, men's and women's basketball, and softball.

Profile of North Dakota State College of Science

Students attend North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND, a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. North Dakota State College of Science degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management, engineering technician, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

North Dakota State College of Science Selectivity

Applicants to North Dakota State College of Science appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. North Dakota State College of Science has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 2, 417 students at the school . A very high share of students at North Dakota State College of Science are male.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. North Dakota State College of Science offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The North Dakota State College of Science is a comprehensive, associate degree granting college founded on a tradition of quality and integrity. We deliver learner-focused education through a unique and evolving collegiate experience. Using innovative delivery strategies, NDSCS anticipates and responds to statewide and regional needs by providing access to occupational/technical programs, transfer programs, and workforce training. "

North Dakota State College of Science Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering Technician145electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, HVAC tech, construction engineering tech, manufacturing tech, electrical/electronic tech
Mechanics and Repair127diesel mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics, vehicle maintenance, HVAC, industrial electronics tech
Liberal Arts110liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Production Trades109welding, machinist, machine shop assistant, tool and die tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology56dental hygienist, dental assistant, pharmacy tech, mental health services tech
Agricultural Science and Management27agricultural management, agricultural machine tech, agricultural supply, agricultural production, agricultural machine operation
Construction Trades18plumbing, construction manager
Business and Management18business management, finance, accounting
Medical administration17medical records tech
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science, computer applications programming
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10occupational therapist assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts9chef training
office and Administration6administrative assistant
Education and Teaching3teacher aide, technical teaching

Contact: North Dakota State College of Science

North Dakota State College of Science

800 N 6th St

Wahpeton, ND 58076

General Phone: (701) 671-2403


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