Dakota County Technical College

1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068
Tel: (651)423-8301
2,961 students
Public institution
Dakota County Technical College: Instructors with relevant industry experience Hands-on classes providing the practical work experience the market demands Flexible access to a variety of marketable skills in a collaborative environment An engaging, flexible environment dedicated to student success A technologically advanced environment committed to innovation and creativity
School Highlights
Dakota County Technical College serves 2,961 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Dakota County Technical College is one of 7 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
The nearest community college is Inver Hills Community College (6.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Dakota County Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 107 staff
61 staff
Dakota County Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,961 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,961 students 1,315 students
Dakota County Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Dakota County Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,503 students
815 students
Dakota County Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,458 students
1,061 students
Dakota County Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Dakota County Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dakota County Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Dakota County Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Dakota County Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Dakota County Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Dakota County Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Dakota County Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Dakota County Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Dakota County Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.40 0.70
Dakota County Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,693 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,693 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,693 $5,590
Dakota County Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,693 $10,086
Dakota County Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
Dakota County Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dakota County Technical College was created by the 1969 Minnesota Legislature and approved in 1970 by the Minnesota State Board of Education. Programs and facilities of Dakota County Technical College meet standards established by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU). All faculty are licensed. Local advisory committees evaluate and approve all program majors. Our main campus is located in Rosemount, Minn., a city of 15,000 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities. DCTC also has other conveniently located sites in Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan. DCTC serves nearly 11,500 students annually, with 5,400 students enrolled in regular credit courses and almost 6,000 students enrolled in customized training hour-based courses. DCTC instructors have worked extensively in their professions and remain active in the industry. They bring their business and industry experience into their classrooms, shops, labs and studios. Our instructors do more than teach--they advise and mentor students. They not only deliver superb coursework, but also work to achieve career results for their students such as help finding a new job or or improving current one.

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