Dunwoody College of Technology

Tel: 6123745800
1,070 students
Private, non-profit
School Highlights:
Dunwoody College of Technology serves 1,070 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Dunwoody College of Technology is one of 14 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
The nearest community college is Minneapolis Community and Technical College (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 143 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College Dunwoody College of Technology Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 143 staff
61 staff
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,070 has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,070 students 1,296 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
21:1
Dunwoody College of Technology Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 873 students
814 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 197 students
1,040 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Dunwoody College of Technology Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Dunwoody College of Technology American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
4%
5%
Dunwoody College of Technology Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Dunwoody College of Technology Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
15%
Dunwoody College of Technology Black (2006-2013)
% White
72%
51%
Dunwoody College of Technology White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Dunwoody College of Technology More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
11%
3%
Dunwoody College of Technology Unknown (2006-2013)
Dunwoody College of Technology 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. 0.47 0.68
Dunwoody College of Technology Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $22,938 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $22,938 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $22,938 $5,660
Dunwoody College of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $22,938 $10,250
Dunwoody College of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Dunwoody College of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 76%
81%
Dunwoody College of Technology Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, nonprofit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Dunwoody College teaches problem solving and critical thinking along with practical, real-world skills that are much sought after by business and industry. It’s a rigorous style of hands-on, applied learning that requires discipline and personal responsibility. The emphasis is on understanding the basic theory and skills in lecture courses and then getting practice applying those skills in hands-on lab work with labs and shops that use equipment and processes that mirror what is found in industry. The College also fosters such values as work ethic, teamwork and punctuality. It prepares graduates to enter the diverse, performance-oriented, and modern workplace by requiring students to take Arts & Sciences courses in addition to technical curriculum. This applied approach to learning has been part of Dunwoody since its’ founding in 1914 and was championed by the College’s first director Charles Prosser, who is known as the father of vocational education in the United States. 
  • Class sizes at Dunwoody are small so that instructors have time to get to know their students and provide individual attention. The relatively small size of the full-time student body provides opportunities for students to be personally involved in their school and encourages them to get to know their classmates. Dunwoody’s close relationship with local industry professionals means that students have direct interaction with standard industry practices as well as innovations in the field through field trips, internships and guest speakers. Shops, studios and laboratories are furnished with tools, software and other equipment typical of the industries that employ Dunwoody graduates.

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Did You Know?
For Minneapolis private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,526 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Minneapolis community colleges have a 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. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minneapolis is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.