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 to Dakota County Technical College is Inver Hills Community College (6.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Dakota County Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

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 staff56 staff
Dakota County Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Dakota County Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dakota County Technical College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 17% 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
Dakota County Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
Dakota County Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Dakota County Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dakota County Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dakota County Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Dakota County Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Dakota County Technical College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Dakota County Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.340.45
Dakota County Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Dakota County Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,000$35,400
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 $6,980. 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 $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,661$6,980
Dakota County Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,661$7,515
Dakota County Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%91%
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)


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
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' Clu
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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Did You Know?
Dakota County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dakota County, MN is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.