The North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center (NDSD/RC) was established in 1890 by the North Dakota Constitution and located in Devils Lake is under the direction, control, and management of the Department of Public Instruction.

The school is an educational institution for the education of persons of all ages with severe to profound hearing loss. Out-of-state students are accepted on a tuition basis. NDSD/RC collaborates with public and private entities for the provision of services to adult individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing plus provides direct services to adults statewide.