Minnesota State Community and Technical College

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  • At Minnesota State Community and Technical College, you can choose from four unique campus experiences, flexible scheduling options and an array of student life activities including athletics and fine arts. 
School Highlights
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College serves 7,216 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 27%.
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the only community colleges within Otter Tail County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is North Dakota State College of Science (24.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 515 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty515 staff51 staff
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,216 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is equal to the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 73% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,216 students1,302 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:130:1
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,776 students768 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,440 students534 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
152124
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
5%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
9%
8%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
73%
73%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
3%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College More (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
11%
5%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College 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.0.450.45
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
33%
30%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$35,800
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,296 is less than the state average of $6,979. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,296 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,296$6,979
Minnesota State Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,296$7,514
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%89%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$15,511
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2011-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,600$7,600
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2011-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Football, Golf,
Softball, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Architectural Technology Student Association, Associate Degree Nursing Organization, Auto Tech Club, Business Professionals of America, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chamber Chorale, Christian Bible Fellowship, College Ambassadors, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Construction Management Student Organization, Cosmetology Club, Criminal Justice Association, Dental Assisting organization, Diesel Club, Electrical Line Workers Organization, EquiUs Equine Club, F2CO Chemistry, flag football, Gaming and Robotics, Gaming Club, Intramural sports can include basketball, Jazz Band and theatre, Mu Alpha Theta, Multicultural Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa (national honor society), PowerSports Club, SkillsUSA, soccer and bowling., Student American Dental Hygienists' Association, Student Government Association, Student Human Resources Organization, Student Nursing Organization, Technology, Voice Ensemble, volleyball Auto Tech Club, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Diesel Club, F2CO Chemistry, flag football, Gaming Club, Mu Alpha Theta, SkillsUSA, Technology, Voice Ensemble, volleyball, Architectural Technology Student Association,
Associate Degree Nursing Organization,
Business Professionals of America,
Campus Crusade for Christ,
Chamber Chorale,
Christian Bible Fellowship,
College Ambassadors,
Construction Management Student Organization,
Cosmetology Club,
Criminal Justice Association,
Dental Assisting organization,
Electrical Line Workers Organization,
EquiUs Equine Club,
Gaming and Robotics,
Intramural sports can include basketball,
Jazz Band and theatre,
Multicultural Student Association,
Phi Theta Kappa (national honor society),
PowerSports Club,
soccer and bowling.,
Student American Dental Hygienists' Association,
Student Government Association,
Student Human Resources Organization,
Student Nursing Organization,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At Minnesota State Community and Technical College, you can choose from four unique campus experiences, flexible scheduling options and an array of student life activities including athletics and fine arts. We offer more than 70 career and technical programs and also serve as the top transfer institution for students attending Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota and Concordia College. At M State, students benefit from extensive online options, quality instruction from highly credentialed instructors and personalized small class sizes. More than 20 of our programs can be completed online.  Campuses are located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Our unique programs include Cardiovascular Technology, Drafting and 3D Technologies, Electrical Line Worker Technology, Gas Utility Construction and Service, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology. Our transfer degrees include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Fine Arts in Music, Visual Art and Theatre. Our tuition is low, and our financial aid options and special programs made it possible for over 2,270 students to attend M State tuition-free in 2016-17. Our campus foundations award more than $200,000 in scholarships annually.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,979 per year for in-state students and $7,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,283 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a 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. of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.