Quick Facts

History of NDSCS

NDSCS was founded in 1903 making it the second oldest public 2-year college in the country.

Fall Enrollment

Total 2014 Fall Enrollment was at 3,033 students.

North Dakota Students

70% of NDSCS students are from the state of North Dakota.

Minnesota Students

22% of NDSCS students are from the state of Minnesota.

Student-To-Faculty Ratio

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio = 12 to 1
  • Average Class Size = 16 students

Financial Aid

More than $13 million in financial aid was awarded to 95% of 2014 students.

Student Housing

52% of Wahpeton students choose to live on campus.

Academic Options at NDSCS

NDSCS offers over 80 academic options.

Degrees Awarded

During the 2013-2014 academic year, 688 degrees were awarded to students.

Placement Rate

98% of our 2014 graduates are employed or are continuing their education.

Estimated Costs

The estimated cost to attend NDSCS during the 2014-2015 academic year is $10,964. This includes tuition/fees, room and board, and books and supplies.

Student Life

  • Student Government
  • 30+ Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Performing Arts: Choir, Band & Theater
  • 8 Intramural Leagues
  • 5 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams

Social Media

6 ways to connect!

Awards & Recognition


  • Ranked No. 6 in public two-year college graduation rates by the Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Ranked No. 40 among two-year colleges for the "100 Best Online Colleges for the 2014 Academic Year" by BestColleges.com
  • Named one of 31 institutions as a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs 2014 by the American College Personnel Association and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine
  • NDSCS receives a College and Career Readiness Award from ACT, Inc. in the Career Preparedness category


  • NDSCS earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation
  • Washington Monthly Magazine ranks the College third among the nation’s two-year colleges

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