Dunwoody College of Technology

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 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • 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 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 51 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 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,070 students 1,302 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 33:1
Dunwoody College of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 873 students 768 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 197 students 534 students
Dunwoody College of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dunwoody College of Technology Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Dunwoody College of Technology American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Dunwoody College of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Dunwoody College of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dunwoody College of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dunwoody College of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Dunwoody College of Technology More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
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. 0.46 0.44
Dunwoody College of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
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 $15,390. The private state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $22,938 $15,390
Dunwoody College of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 91%
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 Rate 76% 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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