Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Tel: (218)736-1500
6,483 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 6,483 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less 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 200 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 200 staff
59 staff
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,483 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,483 students
1,282 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
22:1
Minnesota State Community and Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,142 students
810 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,341 students
1,017 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
5%
12%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
84%
57%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Minnesota State Community and 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. 0.17 0.53
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,338 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,338 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $10,294
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 152 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,790 per year for in-state students and $6,400 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,153 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 70%. 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.