Northwest Technical College

905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Tel: (218)333-6600
1,203 students
Public institution
Northwest Technical College is a technological learning organization that is also open and inviting, comprised of professionals that value life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Guided by a commitment to excellence through education with a global focus, Northwest Technical College looks to become the premiere technical college in Minnesota. The academic and co-curricular culture at Northwest Technical College encourages an appreciation of differences and a rich knowledge of self and others that is the foundation of democratic citizenship in a technological world. Such an education is a life-enhancing opportunity that will enable individuals to reach their fullest potential and contribute to the richness of the natural, human, and economic resources of this region. Northwest Technical College integrates the value of work with the educational experience to develop resourceful lifelong learners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to secure rewarding careers and satisfying lives in an increasingly technologically focused, globally interdependent, multicultural society.
School Highlights:
Northwest Technical College serves 1,203 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Northwest Technical College is the only community colleges within Beltrami County, MN.
The nearest community college is Minnesota state community and technical college (Detroit lakes) (63.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Northwest Technical College 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 41 staff
61 staff
Northwest Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,203 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,203 students 1,296 students
Northwest Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Northwest Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 436 students
814 students
Northwest Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 767 students
1,040 students
Northwest Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northwest Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northwest Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Northwest Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northwest Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northwest Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Northwest Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Northwest Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Northwest Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Northwest 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. 0.39 0.68
Northwest Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,482 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,482 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,482 $5,660
Northwest Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,482 $10,250
Northwest Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Northwest Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.