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North Dakota State University

03 NDSU Main GateNorth Dakota State University (NDSU), the state's Morrill Act land-grant institution, is located on the state's eastern border in Fargo, North Dakota's largest city. NDSU is a leader in agriculture, information systems, technology transfer, economic development, and lifelong learning, and it encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly activity, and service. It is one of two major research universities in an 11-institution state university system.

NDSU has enjoyed steady enrollment growth for the past decade. Current enrollment at NDSU, Fargo, is more than 14,000 students. NDSU also serves several thousand people throughout the state in continuing education and extension programs.

Instruction is carried out in nine academic units: the Colleges of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Engineering and Architecture; Human Development and Education; Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences; Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and the Graduate School. NDSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and approximately 100 graduate degree programs of study. Degrees are awarded at the doctoral, masters, professional, and baccalaureate levels. Various undergraduate minors and certificate programs also are available. The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and NDSU Extension Service are integral parts of the University. Additional information regarding NDSU can be found at

NDSU participates in the Tri-College University consortium with neighboring Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and Concordia College. Although NDSU has its own modern library, our participation in the Tri-College University and the Inter-library loan system allows resources at MSUM, Concordia, and most universities in the region and beyond to be in your hands without leaving the NDSU campus.

NDSU is a major research university and is listed in the top 100 research universities in the country in several National Science Foundation research areas, including agricultural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, and social sciences. The 55 acre NDSU Research and Technology Park offers an additional place where university faculty, staff, and students can combine with private industry to discover and develop new technologies and systems. In addition to the Main Agricultural Experiment Station at Fargo, several Laboratories, Centers and Institutes and seven Research Extension Centers around the state offer important research opportunities (

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