NDSU, Fargo and North Dakota are getting a lot of attention from around the country. A few examples:
- NDSU attracts more full-time students than any other college or university in our state, who, after graduation, in growing numbers, stay in our state to work.
- NDSU ranks seventh out of 50 great affordable colleges in the Midwest, from Great Value Colleges.
- NDSU has one of the highest student return on investment ratios for public research universities in the nation, according to Pay Scale.
- NDSU’s nursing program is noted as one of the top in the country
- For the sixth consecutive year, the Gallup Job Creation Index has ranked North Dakota the nation's best state for creating jobs.
- Fargo is sixth on the most recent ranking of the top 20 college towns in the nation by the American Institute for Economic Research, an independent research firm.
- Fargo ranked second best city to find a job in 2015, according to the jobs website ZipRecruiter, as reported by The Huffington Post.
- North Dakota ranked 9th healthiest state overall, according to the America's Health Rankings annual report, United Health Foundation.
- North Dakota hardest working (and happiest) state in America, according to Business Insider.
- Fargo is in the top 100 best places to live, small to mid-sized cities in the U.S., in the second annual ranking from Livability.
- Our metro area is the fourth fastest growing in the country, according to Bloomberg.
- Fargo ranked 10th on list of cities with the highest job growth, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics recent numbers (The Talent Tribune).
- Fargo is on USA Today’s list of “millennial magnets."
- Fargo is one of the top 10 best cities for brand-new college graduates, by Business Insider.
- North Dakota is the best state for women entrepreneurs, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses report.
- Fargo ranked number one in best small places for business and careers by Forbes.
- Fargo is fourth on the list of most improved cities in recession recovery, according to Nerdwallet.
- NDSU is the most desirable college in North Dakota, in a survey by eCollegeFinder.
- North Dakota ranks 4th in best educated adults, according to Vox.
- In Fargo, more than half the population has baccalaureate degrees, well above the national average of 40 percent, according to Forbes.
- Fargo has been named “Tree City USA” for 37 years in a row by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
- North Dakota ranked second in the nation in state competitiveness according to the Beacon Hill Institutes annual State Competitiveness ranking.
- Fargo ranked second in the top 15 college towns with excellent education and quality of living by Cities Journal.
- Fargo ranks 10th in cities good for kids, according to Cities Journal.
- Fargo ranked fifth best place to live by moving.com
- Fargo has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country, according to Forbes.
- NDSU has one of the top 10 pre-veterinary programs in the country, according to vettechcolleges.com.