Rugby is proud of its high-quality schools. Graduation rates are over 93% and attendance rates are almost 97% in the public schools. Little Flower Catholic provides private, parochial education to grades K-6.

Ely Elementary (public) grades K-6 266 students
Little Flower (private) grades K-6 65 students
Rugby Jr./Sr. High (public) grades 7-12 307 students

The public library has 26,600 holdings.

Computer labs are available as well as ITV classrooms for remote education.

Rugby is home to North Central Area Career and Technology Center ,which provides vocational education and college courses from schools around North Dakota.

Higher education opportunities are located within easy driving distance.


Minot State University, Minot, ND 61 miles
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND 173 miles
Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND 140 miles
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND 173 miles
Mayville State University, Mayville, ND 186 miles
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 147 miles
Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND 270 miles
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 224 miles
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 225 miles
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 225 miles

Community and Technical Colleges:

North Central Area Career & Tech. Ctr., Rugby, ND 0 miles
Dakota College at Bottineau, Bottineau, ND 50 miles
Lake Region State College, Devils Lake, ND 60 miles
Northland Community & Technical College, East Grand Forks, ND 148 miles
Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Moorhead, MN 225 miles
North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND 275 miles
     Rasmussen College, Bismarck, ND                                                              173 miles  

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