Dakota County Technical College

  • Dakota County Technical College: Instructors with relevant industry experience Hands-on classes providing the practical work experience the market demands Flexible access to a variety of marketable skills in a collaborative environment An engaging, flexible environment dedicated to student success A technologically advanced environment committed to innovation and creativity
School Highlights
  • Dakota County Technical College serves 2,910 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Dakota County Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Inver Hills Community College (6.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Dakota County Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty103 staff51 staff
Dakota County Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,910 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,910 students1,302 students
Dakota County Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:130:1
Dakota County Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,636 students768 students
Dakota County Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,274 students534 students
Dakota County Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dakota County Technical College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Dakota County Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
3%
5%
Dakota County Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
Dakota County Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
8%
Dakota County Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
81%
73%
Dakota County Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Dakota County Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
Dakota County Technical College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
3%
5%
Dakota County Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups 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.0.340.45
Dakota County Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
30%
30%
Dakota County Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,000$35,800
Dakota County Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,661 is less than the state average of $6,979. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,661 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,661$6,979
Dakota County Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,661$7,514
Dakota County Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
Dakota County Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,343$15,511
Dakota County Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,800$7,600
Dakota County Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.American Marketing Association, Business Professionals of America, Chess Club, Christians on Campus, DCTC Photons, Design Connexion, Entrepreneurs Club, Information Technology (IT) Club, Landscape Horticulture Club, Lions Club, Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA), Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK), Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Association, SkillsUSA Minnesota, Student Ambassadors, Student Life, Student Senate, Veterans Club, Writers' Club Chess Club, DCTC Photons, Lions Club, Student Life, Student Senate, Veterans Club, Writers' Club, American Marketing Association,
Business Professionals of America,
Christians on Campus,
Design Connexion,
Entrepreneurs Club,
Information Technology (IT) Club,
Landscape Horticulture Club,
Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA),
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK),
Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Association,
SkillsUSA Minnesota,
Student Ambassadors,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dakota County Technical College was created by the 1969 Minnesota Legislature and approved in 1970 by the Minnesota State Board of Education. Programs and facilities of Dakota County Technical College meet standards established by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU). All faculty are licensed. Local advisory committees evaluate and approve all program majors. Our main campus is located in Rosemount, Minn., a city of 15,000 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities. DCTC also has other conveniently located sites in Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan. DCTC serves nearly 11,500 students annually, with 5,400 students enrolled in regular credit courses and almost 6,000 students enrolled in customized training hour-based courses. DCTC instructors have worked extensively in their professions and remain active in the industry. They bring their business and industry experience into their classrooms, shops, labs and studios. Our instructors do more than teach--they advise and mentor students. They not only deliver superb coursework, but also work to achieve career results for their students such as help finding a new job or or improving current one.

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