Best colleges in Fargo

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Booming oil business creating booming education and careers

Fargo may be famous for its 1996 "homespun murder story," but don't worry, the crime rate is lower than average here. Fargo also has renowned colleges and universities in its midst — about 7, in fact. and as the center of agriculture, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and education within the region, there are jobs to be found. The unemployment rate of 2.4% is the 2nd lowest in the country, after its North Dakota neighbor, Bismarck. Fargo even ranked in the No. 1 spot as the Forbes 2014 Best Small Place for Business and Careers, a dream come true for future graduates who crave a small-town feel.

With all the commerce available to young adults, it's a surprise that Fargo's cost of living is 3.2% below the national average, making this a great place to add to your savings as you make it through class. For even more affordable living, entertainment is easily accessible through the Fargo Theare and Fargodome with events hosted often by one of the three major universities around the area. Leave your mark on the culture of Fargo. Explore your options today.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Forbes.com *fargomoorhead.org *Wikipedia, "Fargo" *www.city-data.com/crime

Best Four Year Universities in Fargo

Concordia College at Moorhead offers 51 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 456 students graduated with students earning 441 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Minnesota State University Moorhead offers 157 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,526 students graduated with students earning 1,137 Bachelor's degrees, 263 Master's degrees, 119 Certificates, and 7 Associate's degrees.

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North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 269 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 3,119 students graduated with students earning 2,450 Bachelor's degrees, 431 Master's degrees, 180 Doctoral degrees, and 58 Certificates.

Rasmussen College-North Dakota offers 132 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 311 students graduated with students earning 189 Associate's degrees, 111 Certificates, 10 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

List of all colleges in Fargo

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Concordia College at Moorhead Logo Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
5/5
13 : 1 2,042
Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo Logo Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo Fargo, ND     63
Minnesota State University Moorhead Logo Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN
3/5
28 : 1 5,747
North Dakota State University-Main Campus Logo North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo, ND
3/5
24 : 1 13,173
The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo Fargo, ND     129
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Logo Rasmussen College-North Dakota Fargo, ND
3/5
36 : 1 653
Lynnes Welding Training Logo Lynnes Welding Training Fargo, ND     32
Moler Barber College Logo Moler Barber College Fargo, ND