Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Tel: (218)736-1500
6,781 students
Public institution
The mission of the college is to provide accessible education with vigor and integrity to diverse learners, preparing them for dynamic learning, living, working, and serving.
School Highlights:
Minnesota State Community and Technical College serves 6,781 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 24%.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Otter Tail County, MN.
The nearest community college is North Dakota State College of Science (24.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Minnesota State Community and 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

Student Body

The student population of 6,781 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,781 students
1,303 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,285 students
835 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,496 students
1,046 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College sch enrollment Minnesota State Community and Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
11%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
91%
66%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College More (2010-2012)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College sch ethnicity Minnesota State Community and Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.17 0.44
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,338 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,338 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $5,890
Minnesota State Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $10,047
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

MSCTC students and customers have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities with our more traditional learning opportunities. Communities and businesses count on our college for responsive, customized training and education. The campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College are located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena, Minnesota. Each campus has its own personality, unique programs, and other offerings. The Fergus Falls campus is primarily a transfer institution, preparing students in general education for transfer to a four-year college or university. The campuses at Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, and Wadena are designed to assist students in their specific career track. Fergus Falls, the Otter Tail County Seat, is located in West Central Minnesota, about 180 miles northwest of Minneapolis and about 25 miles east of the North Dakota border. Minnesota State & Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

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For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,924 per year for in-state students and $6,534 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,188 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.