North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public university in Fargo
, North Dakota. NDSU has about 14,000 students and sits on a 258 acre (1 km²) campus. The institution was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as a land-grant institution. The university operates several agricultural research extension centers spread over 18,488 acres (75 km²). NDSU is part of the North Dakota University System.
NDSU offers 102 bachelor's, 79 minors, 66 master's, 44 doctoral, and 10 graduate certificate programs. NDSU is a comprehensive doctoral research university with programs involved in high research activity. NDSU uses a semester system - Fall and Spring with two summer sessions. The majority of students are full-time with 55% male and 45% female.
North Dakota State University is primarily located in Fargo, North Dakota. NDSU consists of several campuses including: the main campus, NDSU Downtown, and several agricultural research extension centers.
Research and technology park:
The Research and Technology Park is a 55 acres (0.22 km2) site of innovation and technology, residing to the west of the north area of campus, and consists of entities that research and develop nano technologies, RFID, polymers and coatings, high performance computing, and others.
The Technology Incubator opened in March 2007. The 49,757 square feet (4,622.6 m2) facility is located in the NDSU Research and Technology Park, five minutes from the international airport and major interstate highways.
The Technology Incubator offers entrepreneurs the following: state of the art facility, wet lab/dry lab space, manufacturing space, customizable tenant space, shared production areas, executive boardroom, conference rooms, common reception area, T1 lines, dedicated data rooms and phone systems. The Technology Incubator was developed to assist startup entities and to complement the Research and Technology Park.
North Dakota State University is well known for many of its academic programs. Not only are many of NDSU's academic programs nationally known, but NDSU offers many unique degree programs including: Communication and Signal Processing, Emergency Management, Health Communication, and Behavioral Statistics.
North Dakota State University is divided into the following colleges:
- Engineering and Architecture.
- Science and Mathematics.
- Human Development and Education.
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
- Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
- Agriculture, Food Systems & Natural Resources.
- University Studies.
- Graduate School and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Total collections at the NDSU Libraries include holdings of approximately 1 million physical items in addition to access to extensive electronic resources.
Libraries at NDSU:
- Main Library - As of February 2012, the Main Library contained over 500,000 items including books, periodicals, government documents, maps, media, and microforms.
- Heritage Collection-This special collection contains 13,000 manuscripts, artifacts and other primary materials.
- H.J. Klosterman Chemistry Library-This branch library contains nearly 20,000 physical items.
- Klai Juba Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library-This branch library contains over 20,000 physical items.
- Barry Hall Library-This branch library supports the College of Business and Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and contains over 4,000 physical items.
- P.N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library-This branch library contains 8,000 physical items.
- Institute for Regional Studies and University Archives-This special collection contains over 22,000 manuscripts, artifacts and other historical resources.
- Storage Annex-The Libraries’ Off-Campus Storage Annex houses over 300,000 physical items.