Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Tel: (218)736-1500
  • The mission of the college is to provide accessible education with vigor and integrity to diverse learners, preparing them for dynamic learning, living, working, and serving.
School Highlights
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College serves 6,415 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is same as the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • 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 195 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 195 staff 51 staff
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,415 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,415 students 1,302 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 33:1
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,818 students 768 students
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,597 students 534 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
152 112
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
5%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
4%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
8%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
90%
74%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Minnesota State Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
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. 0.19 0.44
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 $5,338 is less than the state average of $6,975. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,338 is less than the state average of $7,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $6,975
Minnesota State Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,338 $7,510
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88% 91%
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)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MSCTC students and customers have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities with our more traditional learning opportunities. Communities and businesses count on our college for responsive, customized training and education. The campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College are located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena, Minnesota. Each campus has its own personality, unique programs, and other offerings. The Fergus Falls campus is primarily a transfer institution, preparing students in general education for transfer to a four-year college or university. The campuses at Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, and Wadena are designed to assist students in their specific career track. Fergus Falls, the Otter Tail County Seat, is located in West Central Minnesota, about 180 miles northwest of Minneapolis and about 25 miles east of the North Dakota border. Minnesota State & Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,975 per year for in-state students and $7,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,367 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.