Dunwoody College of Technology

818 Dunwoody Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0000
Tel: 6123745800
School Highlights
  • Dunwoody College of Technology serves 1,070 students (82% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Dunwoody College of Technology is one of 14 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Minneapolis Community and Technical College (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 143 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Dunwoody College of Technology(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty143 staff51 staff
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,070 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,070 students1,302 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio7:130:1
Dunwoody College of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students873 students768 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students197 students534 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dunwoody College of Technology Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Dunwoody College of Technology American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
4%
5%
Dunwoody College of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Dunwoody College of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
8%
Dunwoody College of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
72%
73%
Dunwoody College of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Dunwoody College of Technology More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
11%
5%
Dunwoody College of Technology 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.0.460.45
Dunwoody College of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
54%
30%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,300$35,800
Dunwoody College of Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $22,938 is more than the state average of $16,283. The private state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,938$16,283
Dunwoody College of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%89%
Dunwoody College of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$15,511
Dunwoody College of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,600
Dunwoody College of Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate76%78%
Dunwoody College of Technology Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, nonprofit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Dunwoody College teaches problem solving and critical thinking along with practical, real-world skills that are much sought after by business and industry. It’s a rigorous style of hands-on, applied learning that requires discipline and personal responsibility. The emphasis is on understanding the basic theory and skills in lecture courses and then getting practice applying those skills in hands-on lab work with labs and shops that use equipment and processes that mirror what is found in industry. The College also fosters such values as work ethic, teamwork and punctuality. It prepares graduates to enter the diverse, performance-oriented, and modern workplace by requiring students to take Arts & Sciences courses in addition to technical curriculum. This applied approach to learning has been part of Dunwoody since its’ founding in 1914 and was championed by the College’s first director Charles Prosser, who is known as the father of vocational education in the United States. 
  • Class sizes at Dunwoody are small so that instructors have time to get to know their students and provide individual attention. The relatively small size of the full-time student body provides opportunities for students to be personally involved in their school and encourages them to get to know their classmates. Dunwoody’s close relationship with local industry professionals means that students have direct interaction with standard industry practices as well as innovations in the field through field trips, internships and guest speakers. Shops, studios and laboratories are furnished with tools, software and other equipment typical of the industries that employ Dunwoody graduates.

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For Minneapolis public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,528 per year for in-state students and $8,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Minneapolis community colleges have a 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. of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Minneapolis is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.