Dunwoody College of Technology
Dunwoody College of Technology Photo #3 - Surveying & Civil Engineering students near Dunwoody campus
Dunwoody College of Technology Photo #4 - Students in Dunwoody's new, state-of-the-art fabrication lab
Dunwoody College of Technology places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- The teacher population of 143 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Dunwoody College of Technology||(MN) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||143 staff||56 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,070 students||1,302 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||873 students||768 students|
|# Part-Time Students||197 students||534 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2007)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$48,300||$35,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Dunwoody College of Technology is Minneapolis Community and Technical College (0.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 9,237 students | 0.40 Mi1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,  MN  55403
- 164 students | 0.90 MiIDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Suite 51
Minneapolis,  MN  55402
- 243 students | 1.20 Mi300 North 1st Ave, Suite 500
Minneapolis,  MN  55401
- 231 students | 6.20 Mi1711 W County Rd B
Saint Paul,  MN  55113
- 264 students | 6.60 Mi1550 West Highway 36
Saint Paul,  MN  55113
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