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So you're from Fargo, ND?

Fortunately for you, Fargo, ND offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Fargo College and University Demographics

Fargo's 6 colleges and universities offer a total of 28 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from registered nursing/registered nurse to human services, general to aesthetician/esthetician and skin care specialist.

The most popular course of study at Moler Barber College is Beauty.

Tuition

Fargo schools charge an average tuition of $3,368 per year. The Fargo school charging the highest tuition rates is Rasmussen College-North Dakota, which charges students $13,560 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Fargo is at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, which charges students $6,646 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $0 in financial aid was received by students at Fargo colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $0 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $0, which was given by Rasmussen College-North Dakota.

Fargo Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 16,275 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Fargo. This is 30% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of North Dakota. With 14,189 students, North Dakota State University-Main Campus had the highest total student enrollment in Fargo. On the other hand, with only 6 students, Moler Barber College had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 78% of students who enroll as first year students at Fargo schools return to complete their second year. For every 100 students who enroll in Fargo schools, 69 eventually graduate. Moler Barber College has the highest graduation rate in Fargo, with 100% of students graduating. Rasmussen College-North Dakota has the lowest rate, with 43% graduating.

Diversity

Of the 16,275 students attending Fargo schools, 50% are female. 40% of Fargo college students are older than 24 years. For every 100 Fargo college students, 20 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The highest percentage of diverse students in Fargo in 2009 was at North Dakota State University-Main Campus, which had a minority student population that was 21% of the total student population of the school.

Fargo Faculty Demographics

Fargo schools had 1,788 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 48% were female and 11% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

Fargo schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 10 in 2009. United Tribes Technical College had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Fargo.

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Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Fargo, ND to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 4,300 $27,410 $25,000 12.0%
2
Office Clerks, General 2,900 $26,450 $28,240 9.8%
3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,920 $33,260 $35,340 18.5%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,620 $24,690 $25,140 19.1%
5
General and Operations Managers 1,560 $106,110 $113,100 18.2%
6
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $35,550 $39,890 27.3%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,250 $50,440 $54,330 -2.3%
8
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,240 $34,640 $41,360 39.3%
9
Social and Human Service Assistants 1,170 $25,370 $30,100 234.3%
10
Registered Nurses 1,130 $64,180 $67,720 -53.9%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $44,370 $50,770 6.9%
12
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,080 $40,550 $45,860 10.2%
13
Cooks, Restaurant 890 $21,240 $23,260 -4.3%
14
Accountants and Auditors 860 $53,780 $68,960 -5.5%
15
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $31,150 $32,000 -12.0%
16
Home Health Aides 790 $27,180 $21,760 17.9%
17
Construction Laborers 790 $29,550 $33,590 -7.1%
18
Billing and Posting Clerks 680 $30,500 $33,270 51.1%
19
Carpenters 640 $34,190 $43,890 -37.9%
20
Electricians 580 $42,830 $51,810 -18.3%
21
Security Guards 580 $23,350 $26,870 16.0%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $36,000 $38,200 15.2%
23
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $57,630 $62,260 4.1%
24
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 490 $40,360 $42,250 14.0%
25
Financial Managers 480 $91,720 $116,970 50.0%
26
Software Developers, Applications 440 $59,930 $90,410
27
Computer Programmers 410 $49,140 $74,900
28
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $44,510 $50,360 21.9%
29
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 390 $23,520 $26,510 -15.2%
30
Sales Managers 370 $88,800 $114,110 68.2%
31
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 360 $21,520 $35,920 63.6%
32
Computer and Information Systems Managers 330 $91,190 $123,280 43.5%
33
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $53,760 $55,620 -3.3%
34
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 290 $54,230 $57,510
35
Graphic Designers 280 $36,300 $48,140 47.4%
36
Loan Officers 280 $58,710 $65,900 55.6%
37
Chief Executives 270 $173,540 $173,350 -20.6%
38
Pharmacy Technicians 270 $29,130 $29,330 92.9%
39
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $24,950 $24,180 18.2%
40
Cost Estimators 250 $52,500 $62,060 66.7%
41
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 250 $29,530 $38,190 31.6%
42
Civil Engineers 250 $65,310 $82,280 47.1%
43
Dental Hygienists 240 $52,430 $68,680 26.3%
44
Medical Transcriptionists 220 $29,910 $33,530
45
Management Analysts 210 $58,500 $87,260 40.0%
46
Lawyers 210 n/a $129,440 16.7%
47
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $55,650 $60,160 23.5%
48
Construction Managers 200 $91,460 $94,240 42.9%
49
Cooks, Short Order 200 $20,400 $21,030 -39.4%
50
Dental Assistants 200 $34,280 $34,140 -28.6%