North Dakota State College of Science Information

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North Dakota State College of Science
MottoNDSCS The Science of Success.
TypePublic technical college
PresidentJohn Richman, Ph.D
Students2,985 (Fall 2017)
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRed and Black
Affiliations North Dakota University System
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North Dakota State College of Science Campus in Wahpeton, ND.

The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) is a public technical college in Wahpeton, North Dakota. It is 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.


The main campus of the North Dakota State College of Science is located in Wahpeton, N.D. A second site, referred to as NDSCS-Fargo, is located on 19th Avenue North in Fargo, N.D.

Main Campus

North Dakota State College of Science – Fargo Branch

The main campus sits on 128 acres of land and consists of 35 campus buildings. The campus is located by 8th Avenue to the south and 4th Street to the east. Old Main — the centerpiece of the NDSCS campus for generations — has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. Designed by architect John M. Coxhead, Old Main was built in 1891 as the original home of Red River Valley University [1]. The North Dakota Academy of Science opened in the building’s west wing in 1903. Old Main sits on the north side of the main oval, where many campus activities take place.


NDSCS-Fargo is a campus of North Dakota State College of Science. Located across from the Fargodome on 19th Avenue North in Fargo, NDSCS-Fargo serves as the home to academic programming and non-credit training.


NDSCS offers academic options in the following career clusters:

College organization

The institution is state-assisted and is organized to provide for statewide comprehensive education and training programs of fewer than four years. The North Dakota State College of Science is organized to support academic affairs, administrative/business affairs and student support services.

Major curriculum divisions are the Arts, Science and Business Division and the Technologies and Services Division.

The Arts, Science and Business Division offers courses and programs in liberal arts, pre-professional and general education for transfer to bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities. The ASB Division also offers programs in agriculture, allied health, business, computer information systems and other related careers.

The Technologies and Services Division provides theory, laboratory and shop curriculum practices in various fields of training.

The Workforce Affairs Division is responsible for courses and programs provided through TrainND, ApprenticeshipND, and SkillsND.

The Extended Learning Division's mission is to provide students with access to information through technology. This division includes Distance Education, Instructional Technology and the Mildred Johnson Library.


The North Dakota State College of Science's sports teams are known as the Wildcats. The NDSCS Wildcats are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

NDSCS's intercollegiate teams include:

  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Football

Fight song

"Go Science Go" is the North Dakota State College of Science fight song. The song was written by former student Roland Chestney in 1929.

Notable alumni

  • Rick Berg, Republican former U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district
  • Randy Boehning, Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
  • James Kerzman, Republican former member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
  • Kim Koppelman, Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
  • Paul Marquart, DFL member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Donald Grant Nutter, 15th Governor of Montana [2]
  • Tim Purdon, 18th U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota
  • Creighton Leland Robertson, 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota
  • Gilmore Schjeldahl, businessman and inventor
  • Andre Smith, professional basketball player for the Korean Basketball League's Incheon Electroland Elephants
  • Russell T. Thane, Republican former member of the North Dakota State Senate
  • Scott Matthew, NDSSS 1987 Southwestern University, former professional basketball player Winnipeg Thunder WBL. Municipal Judge Texas. [3]
  • Gene Anderson, professional wrestler [4]


  1. ^ "Inventory Nomination Form". Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Montana Governor Donald Grant Nutter". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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  4. ^ Tim Hornbaker (3 January 2017). Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers. Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated. pp. 446–447. ISBN  978-1-61321-875-4.

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