Why Choose NDSU?
NDSU is a top-ranked institution that provides affordable access to an excellent education. We combine teaching and research in a rich learning environment, and educate future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world. NDSU is fully accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission and is designated as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, its highest classification presented to only the top research institutions in the country.
About the College of Engineering
We are the largest college on the NDSU Campus with a Fall 2022 enrollment of 2,507 students.
- 6 academic departments
- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
- Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- 12 undergraduate degrees and 17 graduate programs
- 80 Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty in 2021-22
North Dakota's Land-Grant, Research University
The NDSU College of Engineering is an economic engine for the state and region. We educate students, conduct primary research, create new knowledge and advance technology. We believe graduate and undergraduate students should be directly involved in world-class research and we hire top researchers in their disciplines to teach our students. This is a place where ideas become opportunities.
NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family.
Fargo, also known as “North of Normal”, has an active business and entrepreneurial community, and was ranked:
- The No. 1 in the 2014 Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes
- The Best-performing Small City of 2014 and 2015 by the Milken Institute
- The No. 1 Best Small College Town by the USA Today in 2016
More Fargo Facts
An estimated 125,990 people live in Fargo. The greater metropolitan area population is nearly 250,000.
- Fargo was named the sixth safest city in the United States by WalletHub. (2017)
- Fargo was ranked in the top 10 least-stressed cities in America by SmartAsset.com. (June 2016)
- Fargo is in the top 100 best places to live, small to mid-sized cities in the U.S., in the annual ranking from Livability. (2016)
- North Dakota ranked No. 4 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best States list. States were evaluated on health care, education, opportunity, economy, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and government. (March 2018)