Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Tel: (320)564-4511
3,199 students
Public institution
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.
School Highlights:
Minnesota West Community and Technical College serves 3,199 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Yellow Medicine County, MN.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Minnesota West 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 3,199 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,199 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
1,335 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,864 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 2%
1%
% Asian 3%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 5%
7%
% Black 3%
12%
% White 86%
66%
% Two or more races 2%
2%
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. 0.26
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,660 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,807 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 118% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,660 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,807 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington. Minnesota West provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate. Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a consolidated community/technical college formed on January 1, 1997 when Southwestern Technical College and Worthington Community College merged. The four technical campuses, Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, and Pipestone began as local area vocational schools in the 1960s. They officially merged to become Southwestern Technical College in 1985. The Granite Falls Campus of Minnesota West prides itself on a quality education with accessibility for many different types of students. Our campus meets the needs of the workforce and community by providing many online, technical, and liberal art courses. Whether a student wants to complete a few courses and transfer or earn a degree, the Granite Falls campus has variety of educational options. Minnesota West is a leader in the state and the upper Midwest in Renewable Energy and Computerized Manufacturing. Our safe, attractive and friendly city, set in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, prides itself on a small town atmosphere, friendly residents, and scenic views. While in Granite Falls you will have the opportunity to experience fine shopping and excellent customer service in either our quaint downtown, located on the West bank of the Minnesota River or along Highway 212. Be sure to stop at the Kilowatt Community Center and Prairie's Edge Casino and Resort. Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, which consists of 34 state universities, community and technical colleges. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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