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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

2 885
Casselton Public Schools 1 824
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools 2 1520
Fargo Public Schools 22 10,893
Hawley Public Schools 3 951
Mapleton 1 79
Moorhead Area Public Schools 8 5,620
Northern Cass 1 576
West Fargo Public Schools 15 8541


Private and Parochial Schools

Location Facilities Enrollment
Dakota Montessori School 1 165
Fargo Catholic Schools Network 4 1,025
Grace Lutheran School 1 125
Oak Grove Lutheran School

2 436
Park Christian School 1 373
St. Joseph’s School 1 229

Post-Secondary and Higher Education

Facility Location Enrollment
Concordia College Moorhead 2,558
Minnesota School of Business Moorhead (online) 350
Minnesota State Community & Technical College Moorhead 3,750
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead 7,500
North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton 3,168
North Dakota State University Fargo 14,629

Rasmussen College

Fargo 1264
University of Mary/Fargo Center Fargo 218

Based on fall enrollment 2013

College Entrance Test Scores ACT

Location ACT
Minnesota Average Composite Score 22.8
North Dakota Average Composit Score 20.5
National Average Composit Score 20.9
Sources: ACT, Inc.; 2013 ACT National and State Scores


SAT Critical Reading Math Writing
North Dakota Mean

609 609 581
Minnesota Mean 595 608 577
National Mean 496 514 488

Sources: College Board (www.collegeboard.com); 2013


CityLicensed Centers/Homes   Preschool Programs
Barnesville 13
Fargo 216 9
Hawley 14
Moorhead 1132
West Fargo   894

Source: Child Care Resource and Referral, January 2014

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