Dakota County Technical College

1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
Tel: (651)423-8301
2,910 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 2,910 students (47% 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 19% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Dakota County Technical College is one of 6 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 103 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Dakota County Technical College (MN) Community College Avg.
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 103 staff 51 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,910 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,910 students 1,091 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 28:1 33:1
# Full-Time Students 1,361 students 667 students
# Part-Time Students 1,549 students 534 students
% Asian
3%
5%
% Hispanic
3%
4%
% Black
5%
7%
% White
81%
75%
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
3%
5%
% Non Resident races
1%
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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. 0.34 0.43

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,693 is equal to the state average of $5,693. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,693 is less than the state average of $7,741. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,693 $5,693
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,693 $7,741
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 91%
Source: 2014 (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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