Dunwoody College of Technology

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 12 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Dunwoody College of Technology is Minneapolis Community and Technical College (0.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Dunwoody College of Technology places 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 / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty143 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dunwoody College of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dunwoody College of Technology diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,070 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:130:1
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# Full-Time Students873 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students197 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
72%
73%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.45
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
54%
39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,300$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $22,938 is more than the state average of $16,383. The private state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,938$16,383
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,600
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Acceptance Rate76%78%
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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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