North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public land-grant research university in Fargo, North Dakota. It was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as the state's land-grant university. NDSU is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".[11] As of 2021, NDSU offers 94 undergraduate majors, 146 undergraduate degree programs, 5 undergraduate certificate programs, 84 undergraduate minors, 87 master's degree programs, 52 doctoral degree programs of study, and 21 graduate certificate programs.[12]

North Dakota State University
Former names
North Dakota Agricultural College (1890–1960)
TypePublic land-grant flagship[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] research university
Established1890; 131 years ago (1890)
Parent institution
North Dakota University System
Academic affiliations
Endowment$247.7 million (2020)[8]
PresidentDean L. Bresciani
ProvostMargaret Fitzgerald[9]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

46°53′30″N 96°48′00″W
CampusUrban – Fargo Campus: 258 acres (1.0 km²)
ColorsGreen and Yellow
NicknameBison ("Thundering Herd")
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I
Summit League
Missouri Valley Football Conference
Big 12

NDSU is part of the North Dakota University System. It is one of the largest universities in the state of North Dakota. The university also operates North Dakota's agricultural research extension centers distributed across the state on 18,488 acres (75 km2). In 2015, NDSU's economic impact on the state and region was estimated to be $1.3 billion a year according to the NDUS Systemwide Economic Study by the School of Economics at North Dakota State University.[13][14] In 2016, it was also the fifth-largest employer in the state of North Dakota.[15]