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N. Dakota State Coll. of Science

The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) is a 2-year public college in Wahpeton, in the U.S. state of North Dakota and part of the North Dakota University System. Founded in 1903 by provision of the state constitution, the State College of Science offers degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 80 academic options in traditional career and technical studies as well as the liberal arts. The college also offers a variety of distance education and online courses. Approximately 98% of graduates are employed or pursuing additional college education.

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Location

Address
800 North Sixth Street
City
Wahpeton
State
ND
Zip/Post Code
58076-0001

Contact Information

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Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3168
In State Tuition Fees
3710
Out State Tuition Fees
9905
ACT Score
19
Male Female Ratio
53:47
Acceptance Rate
62%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Wildcat
Colors
Red And Black
Conference
Mon-Dak
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College History

History

1903 - NDSCS was provided for in the Constitution of the State of North Dakota and began actual operation, making it one of the oldest public two-year colleges in the United States. 1905 - The Arts and Science Division was the first division to be organized, and the Business Division began operation shortly after. 1922 - The first trade and technical programs were offered, and since that time, NDSCS has become widely accepted by employers from across the United States. Since 1922, NDSCS has followed the basic principles of the Babcock Plan and the North Dakota Plan. The original plan of four interacting curriculum divisions was the result of a survey conducted in 1921 by Dean Earl J. Babcock of the School of Mines of the University of North Dakota. In 1922, the North Dakota State College of Science was named the central trade and technical institution for the state of North Dakota. Under the North Dakota Plan, all trade-technical training in the state for many years was centralized in this institution � a method which proved very satisfactory in a state with sparse population and where agriculture continues to be the primary industry. Since 1922 when these plans became operative, the North Dakota State College of Science has provided practical, hands-on education for thousands of students who, upon graduation, became available to meet business, professional, and industrial needs. 1987 - North Dakota State School of Science changed its name to North Dakota State College of Science, and converted from the quarter system to the semester system in 1992 as part of a North Dakota University System initiative. 1997 - NDSCS established the Skills and Technology Training Center (STTC) as a regional workforce training center located in Fargo. 2002 - The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education officially recognizes NDSCS as a Centennial College. 2005 - NDSCS expands welding technology program to Fargo site. NDSCS kicks off the Center for Nanoscience Technology in Fargo. 2007 - A $1.5 million renovation begins on the Earl "Skip" Bute Alumni Stadium and Frank Vertin Field. 2008 - NDSCS and West Fargo Public Schools join together to offer the Early College Program - allowing 11th and 12th grade students to take college classes and earn credit toward an associate's degree while in high school. 2009 - Wilbur A. Lunday, an NDSCS alumnus, and his wife Betty, both deceased, donate more than $1 million to the College. 2010 - In July, a $5.7 million renovation of Horton Hall was completed. The building, originally constructed in 1927 for $65,000, is LEED certified.

College Specialty

Specialty

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.

Alumni

Alumni

Donald Grant Nutter, 15th Governor of Montana

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