Northwest Technical College

905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Tel: (218)333-6600
1,091 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 1,091 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 25%.
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 38 teachers has declined by 24% 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 38 staff
62 staff
Northwest Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,091 has declined by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,091 students 1,371 students
Northwest Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
22:1
Northwest Technical College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 390 students
779 students
Northwest Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 701 students
1,083 students
Northwest Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northwest Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
9%
1%
Northwest Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
5%
Northwest Technical College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Northwest Technical College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
15%
Northwest Technical College Black (2006-2014)
% White
81%
49%
Northwest Technical College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Northwest Technical College More (2010-2014)
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. 0.33 0.70
Northwest Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,482 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,482 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,482 $5,664
Northwest Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,482 $10,360
Northwest Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
90%
Northwest Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,611 per year for in-state students and $6,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,988 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 81%. 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 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.