Fargo, North Dakota (ND) Colleges and Universities

There are nine colleges within 50 miles of Fargo, North Dakota. Here you'll learn about various statistics key to any college search to help you narrow down your options.

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Get an idea of the student populations, town proximity, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools surrounding Fargo, North Dakota. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Fargo, North Dakota

Most of the schools near Fargo are specialty schools and for-profit institutions, with a few exceptions. The closest college, North Dakota State University-Main Campus, is one of these exceptions, offering a 4-year public option at 2.8 miles from downtown. The next closest colleges are:

  • Rasmussen College-North Dakota (2.9 miles from downtown)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (44.1 miles from downtown)
  • Mayville State University (48.6 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Fargo, North Dakota

There are only four schools near Fargo with student populations over 100. These schools offer a range of campus settings, however, located in rural, suburban, and urban settings. The largest colleges near town are:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (14,516 students)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (3,123 students)
  • Mayville State University (1,110 students)
  • Rasmussen College-North Dakota (603 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price involves subtracting the average sum of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. This section is made up of numbers applying solely to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. With so few schools around Fargo, all the non-specialty schools have net costs above $10,000. From low-to-high, their net prices are:

  • North Dakota State College of Science ($10,889)
  • Mayville State University ($12,249)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus ($14,654)
  • Rasmussen College-North Dakota ($18,918)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates you encounter in this section are only applicable to students enrolled full-time at an undergraduate level. The rates are based on the 2015 school year and 150% of the normal time it takes to complete a program. Most of the higher graduation rates in the area belong to specialty schools, with only one non-specialty institution boasting a rate of over 50%. The highest rates around for non-specialty schools go in this order:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (54%)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (43%)
  • Mayville State University (25%)
  • Rasmussen College-North Dakota (12%)

While students seeking colleges near Fargo don't have many options, there are a few different types of schools in the area to choose from and one large public option, North Dakota State University-Main Campus.

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