Minnesota State Community and Technical College

  • 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 to Minnesota State Community and Technical College is North Dakota State College of Science (24.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Minnesota State Community and Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

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 ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty515 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Minnesota State Community and Technical College has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The Minnesota State Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.45 is equal to the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 136% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,216 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,776 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students4,440 students534 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
152124
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
9%
9%
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% White
73%
73%
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% Two or more races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.45
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College Completion Rate
33%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,502 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,502 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,502$6,980
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,502$7,515
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Tuition Notes2019-20 Tuition and Fees for resident and non-resident
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,600$7,600
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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.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: 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 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.

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For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,980 per year for in-state students and $7,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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