Northwest Technical Institute

950 Blue Gentian Road Suite#500, Eagan
MN, 55121-1576
29 students
Private for-profit

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Northwest Technical Institute is a small, private technical college located on the southeast side of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We offer small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and a unique educational approach to people wanting careers in drafting, design, and CADD. Accreditation and Recognitions NTI was established as a private drafting school in 1957 Authorized to grant the Specialized Associate of Science Degree in 1973. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT, Arlington, VA). Recognized as an Institution of Higher Learning pursuant to Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 1652 (f)(g). Member, Minnesota Career College Association (MCCA). Programs approved by the Minnesota State Approval Agency to offer VA educational benefits to eligible veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans.
School Highlights:
Northwest Technical Institute serves 29 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 24%.
Northwest Technical Institute is one of 7 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
The nearest community college is Academy College (6.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northwest Technical Institute Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 29 teachers has declined by 68% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
29 students
1,287 students
Northwest Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
29 students
832 students
Northwest Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northwest Technical Institute sch enrollment Northwest Technical Institute sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Northwest Technical Institute Asian (2008-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Northwest Technical Institute Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
Northwest Technical Institute Black (2006-2010)
% White
Northwest Technical Institute White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Northwest Technical Institute More (2011-2012)
Northwest Technical Institute sch ethnicity Northwest Technical Institute 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. 0.12 0.45
Northwest Technical Institute Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,280 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,280 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,280 $5,940
Northwest Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,280 $10,072
Northwest Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

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