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 3 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 stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dakota County Technical College has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,910 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,636 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students1,274 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
81%
73%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.340.45
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College Completion Rate
30%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,000$35,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,661$7,515
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,343$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,800$7,600
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Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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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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 Inver Hills Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.