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  • One of the reasons our metro is so strong is because of our incredible schools. Our K-12 institutions are growing and receive national attention for their high standard of education. Our area colleges and tech schools expose many young adults to the region and contribute to our community and workforce. The metro is home to two universities, one private college, several community and technical schools, as well as high-quality elementary and secondary education.

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    The scoop on our schools

    • Fargo was named the #1 best small college town in March 2016 by Schools.com
    • North Dakota and Minnesota are the 7th and 8th states, respectively, with best schools in 2015, according to Wallet Hub
    • U.S. News and World Report ranked Fargo North High School the #1 high school in the state based on student performance in English language, arts, math and science
    • The average elementary class size in Fargo Public Schools is 20
    • West Fargo was named the smartest city in North Dakota by Zippia
    • Fargo was named the #1 best small city for new grads by onlinedegrees.com in August 2016.
  • Enrollment

    Public Schools K-12  Enrollment

    Fargo: 11,445
    West Fargo: 10,574
    Moorhead: 6,837
    Barnesville: 867
    Central Cass: 931
    Dilworth Glyndon Felton: 1,590
    Hawley: 970
    Mapleton: 144
    Northern Cass: 630

    Private schools, Fargo

    Dakota Montessori School: 174
    St. John Paul II Catholic Schools: 1,217
    Oak Grove Lutheran School: 603
    Grace Lutheran School: 54

    Private schools, Moorhead

    Park Christian School: 415
    St. Joseph’s School: 222

    Post-secondary and higher education

    Concordia College: 2,097
    MSUM: 5,860
    NDSU: 13,796
    M State: 2,828
    NDSCS: 2,957
    Rasmussen College-Fargo: 760
    University of Mary-Fargo: 220
    University of Jamestown: 138