Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Tel: (800)658-2330
3,022 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:
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College serves 3,022 students (42.98% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Yellow Medicine County, MN.
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The nearest community college is Ridgewater College (33.05 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Minnesota West 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 110 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,022 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,022 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,299 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,723 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
% Black
4%
12%
% White
80%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,660 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,807 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,660 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,807 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 32 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Source: 2005 (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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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 0.50, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.