• 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 5,757 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,757 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,502
  • Out-state tuition: $5,502
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Minnesota State Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 515 teachers has grown by 164% over five years.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
515 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Minnesota State Community and Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Minnesota State Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,757 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,083 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,674 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
371 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,083 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,674 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
152 students
112 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
7%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
84%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.79%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,502 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,502 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,502
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,502
$6,082
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Tuition Notes
2019-20 Tuition and Fees for resident and non-resident
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,000
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
80%
91%
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SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports
Sports
Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Riflery, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Architectural Technology Student Association, Associate Degree Nursing Organization, Auto Tech Club, Business Professionals of America, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Bible Fellowship, College Ambassadors, Construction Management Student Organization, Cosmetology Club, Criminal Justice Association, Dental Assisting organization, Diesel Club, Electrical Line Workers Organization, EquiUs Equine Club, F2CO Chemistry, Gaming and Robotics, Gaming Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Multicultural Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa (national honor society), PowerSports Club, SkillsUSA, Student American Dental Hygienists' Association, Student Government Association, Student Human Resources Organization, Student Nursing Organization, Technology

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Chorale, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Band and theatre, Voice Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
flag football, Intramural sports can include basketball, soccer and bowling., volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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 80 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive, Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Behavioral Health, Cosmetology, Cybersecurity, Database Administration, Dental Assisting and Hygiene, Digital Marketing, Electrical Lineworker, Electrical Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Music, Nursing, Phlebotomy Technician, PowerSports Technology, Purchasing and Inventory Management, Radiologic Technology, Social Media Management, Sport Management, Surgical Technology, and Theatre and Visual Arts.
  • Transfer pathways include accounting, art, biology, business, political science, psychology and theatre arts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Minnesota State Community and Technical College cost?

Minnesota State Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $5,502 for In-State students and $5,502 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

The acceptance rate of Minnesota State Community and Technical College is 80%, which is lower than the state average of 91%.

What sports does Minnesota State Community and Technical College offer?

Minnesota State Community and Technical College offers 8 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Riflery, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Minnesota State Community and Technical College's ranking?

Minnesota State Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,757 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,502
  • Out-state tuition: $5,502
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

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