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Ahead of the Class

With some of the best schools in the nation, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo is a regional center for learning. The area is home to two universities, a well-respected private college, a community and technical college, a business school and a skills and techology center for custom training and retraining. High-quality elementary and secondary education is also a priority.

Public Schools

Location Facilities Enrollment
Barnesville Public Schools

2 840
Casselton Public Schools 3 832
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools 4 1650
Fargo Public Schools 23 11,228
Hawley Public Schools 3 954
Mapleton 1 76
Moorhead Area Public Schools 8 5,620
Northern Cass 1 610
West Fargo Public Schools 17 9522


Private and Parochial Schools

Location Facilities Enrollment
Dakota Montessori School 1 162
JP II Catholic Schools Neetwork 5 1,114
Grace Lutheran School 1 100
Oak Grove Lutheran School

2 525
Park Christian School 1 432
St. Joseph’s School 1 220
Based on Fall enrollment 2015


Post-Secondary and Higher Education

Facility Location Enrollment
Concordia College Moorhead 2,162
Minnesota State Community & Technical College Moorhead 2,416
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead 5,836
North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton 3,168
North Dakota State University Fargo 14,516

Rasmussen College

Fargo, Moorhead, Bismarck 749
University of Jamestown Fargo 107
University of Mary/Fargo Center Fargo 150

Based on fall enrollment 205

College Entrance Test Scores ACT

Location ACT
Minnesota Average Composite Score 22.9
North Dakota Average Composit Score 20.6
National Average Composit Score 21.0

Sources: ACT, Inc.; 2014 ACT National and State Scores SAT

SAT Participation Critical Reading Math Writing Total
North Dakota

2% 612 620 584 1816
Minnesota 6% 598 612 578 1786
National Average   497 513 487 1497

Sources: College Board (collegeboard.com); 2014


North Dakota
City Licensed Facilities Licensed In-Home Providers Preschool Programs
Casselton 3 9 0
Fargo 57 161 9
West Fargo   16 74 3
Source: ChildCare Aware of North Dakota

CityHead Start
Early Head Starts
Licensed Child
Care Centers
Family Centers
(individual site)
(district level)
Source: Child Care Aware of Minnesota, December 2015

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