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 2,433 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 191 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
Dakota County Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty191 staff153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dakota County Technical College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Dakota County Technical College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,433 students2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
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# Full-Time Students1,371 students1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students1,062 students1,416 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
68%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.510.57
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College Completion Rate
48%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,000$36,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,661 is more than the state average of $5,427. 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 $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,661$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,661$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,883$7,309
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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' Club
Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Dakota County Technical College is Inver Hills Community College (6.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,192 students | 6.50 Mi2500 80th St E
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
    (651) 450-3000
    6.504,192
  • 733 students | 7.80 Mi3500 Federal Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55122
    (651) 687-9000
    7.80733
  • Academy College
    Private for-profit
    105 students | 13.60 Mi1600 W. 82nd Street, Suite 100
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    (952) 851-0066
    13.60105
  • 9,743 students | 14.00 Mi9700 France Ave S
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    (952) 358-8200
    14.009,743
  • 6,656 students | 14.70 Mi235 Marshall Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (651) 846-1600
    14.706,656
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.