Dunwoody College of Technology

School Highlights

Dunwoody College of Technology serves 1,316 students (81% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Dunwoody College of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 143 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dunwoody College of Technology(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty143 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dunwoody College of Technology has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Dunwoody College of Technology diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,316 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,064 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students252 students1,016 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
2096
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
7%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
4%
11%
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% White
70%
63%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.500.58
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
54%
39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,300$35,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,938 is more than the state average of $17,414. The private state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,938$17,414
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$13,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,578$7,508
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Acceptance Rate70%80%
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Dunwoody College of Technology is Minneapolis Community and Technical College (0.3 miles away).
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