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 13 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 declined by 26% 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
Dunwoody College of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Dunwoody College of Technology has declined by 5% 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 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 30:1
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 Score 0.46 0.45
Dunwoody College of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $48,300 $35,400
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 $16,383. The private state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $22,938 $16,383
Dunwoody College of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% 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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Did You Know?
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 $16,622 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Minneapolis community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minneapolis is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.