North Dakota State College of Science
800 6th St N
Wahpeton, ND 58076
(800) 342-4325
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

North Dakota State College of Science is a public two-year institution located in Wahpeton. The school was founded in 1903 and is part of the North Dakota University System. The college prides itself in creating a rich campus life and strong social involvement not found at most two-year colleges. NDSCS has an enrollment of approximately 3100 students and offers a number of career-focused certificate and associate degrees. The school also delivers courses through its campus in Fargo and its online division.

Programs Offered

Students with a wide variety of career goals can find programs that suit their interests at North Dakota State College of Science. Academic programs are available in more than 80 areas of study, including animal science, wildlife management, architectural drafting, electrical construction, plumbing, technical studies, business management, restaurant management, education, dental assisting, pharmacy technology, psychology, computer science, biotechnology, and automotive technology. NDSCS also has an online division with 13 programs and more than 160 courses available. These program options include marketing management, web design, construction management, health information technology, and technical studies. Online courses provide flexible and accessible educational opportunities ideal for working adults and military students.


North Dakota State Colleges of Science has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971. NDSCS has also earned specialized accreditation for its dental assisting, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, and nursing programs.


Students interested in enrolling at North Dakota State College of Science can submit their application online or through the mail. Submission does, however, require a $35 dollar application fee. Students should also request that their official high school and, if applicable, any college transcripts be sent to the admissions office. Official SAT or ACT score reports are required for students under the age of 25, unless they are transferring in more than 24 approved college credits. Any individuals interested in attending at least some classes on campus will also need to submit their immunization records. Please visit the school’s website for more information about the application process, including requirements for transfer and graduate students.

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