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
- The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Dakota County Technical College||(MN) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||103 staff||56 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,910 students||1,302 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,636 students||768 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,274 students||534 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$38,000||$35,400|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
|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
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Dakota County Technical College is Inver Hills Community College (6.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,958 students | 6.70 Mi2500 80th St E
Inver Grove Heights,  MN  55076
- 733 students | 7.90 Mi3500 Federal Dr
Saint Paul,  MN  55122
- 149 students | 12.40 Mi1600 W 82nd st, Ste 100
Minneapolis,  MN  55431
- 763 students | 14.00 Mi1401 W 76 St
Minneapolis,  MN  55423
- 9,539 students | 14.10 Mi9700 France Ave S
Minneapolis,  MN  55431
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