North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, ND 58076
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North Dakota State College of Science is one of the five public 2-year colleges in North Dakota. The campus is located in Wahpeton town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,985 students attend the school. Every year 51% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

North Dakota State College of Science's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,188, and fees were $692. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,178 and $692 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,985
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 34

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1991 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$131/credit
In State Students$131/credit
Out of State Students$350/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,895 $5,895 $15,750
ADN 70 $9,170 $9,170 $24,500
BSN 125 $16,375 $16,375 $43,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of North Dakota State College of Science's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,220
Other Federal Grant 26% $288
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,848
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,917
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,407
Private Loans 24% $9,119


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,667
$30,001 to $48,000$8,396
$48,001 to $75,000$11,016
$75,001 to $110,000$13,262
Over $110,000$13,934

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.
North Dakota State College of Science
800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, ND 58076

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