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Education is where Fargo Moorhead really shines. More than 70 percent of people who live here have more than a high school education compared to an average of 55 percent nationwide. In addition, one in three people here is engaged in education in one way or another, and that’s part of the reason we have one of the best elementary and secondary systems in the nation. The network of private schools features everything from religious-based philosophies to Montessori programs. Fargo Moorhead also is home Division I, II and III universities, a unique Tri-College University consortium and a strong system of community, technical and business colleges.

Educational Attainment (Age 25+ Population) 2010 Census 2013 Estimate 2018 Projection
Less than High School 6.2% 6.5% 6.6%
High School or Equivalent 24.1% 24.5% 24.7%
Some College – More Than 1 Year, No Degree 23.6% 22.6% 22.6%
Associate Degree 11.7% 11.5% 11.5%
Bachelor Degree 25.2% 24.4% 24.7%
Graduate Degree 9.2% 9.9% 9.8%

Source: Decision Data Resources (2012)

Colleges and Universities located in Fargo Moorhead

Fall Semester 2014

Name of Institution Total Enrolled Highest Degree Offered Type of Institution
North Dakota State University 14,747 Professional, Doctorate Public Research, Land Grant
Minnesota State University Moorhead 6,308 Masters Public
Concordia College 2,398 Masters Private, Liberal Arts
Rasmussen College 950 Bachelors Private, For-Profit
Globe University 200 Bachelors Private, For-Profit
Minnesota State Community & Technical College 3,656 Associates Community & Technical

Total university enrollment: 28,259 (enrollment numbers as of Fall 2014)

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