Fargo, North Dakota consistently earns a place among Money magazine's most livable cities in the U.S. Affordable housing and a low crime rate account for the city's steady growth. Fargo, North Dakota also features some of the lowest unemployment rates and the cleanest air of any U.S. metropolitan area. Fargo's three primary colleges and universities give the city a 'college town' feel, and attract a vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
The center of Fargo's college and university community is the Red River Valley Research Corridor. This region is dominated by two public research universities, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota. Among Fargo's other colleges and universities are Aakers Business College, a private, career-oriented school, a campus of Bismarck's Catholic-affiliated University of Mary, and Masters Baptist College.