Northwest Technical College

  • Northwest Technical College is a technological learning organization that is also open and inviting, comprised of professionals that value life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Guided by a commitment to excellence through education with a global focus, Northwest Technical College looks to become the premiere technical college in Minnesota. The academic and co-curricular culture at Northwest Technical College encourages an appreciation of differences and a rich knowledge of self and others that is the foundation of democratic citizenship in a technological world. Such an education is a life-enhancing opportunity that will enable individuals to reach their fullest potential and contribute to the richness of the natural, human, and economic resources of this region. Northwest Technical College integrates the value of work with the educational experience to develop resourceful lifelong learners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to secure rewarding careers and satisfying lives in an increasingly technologically focused, globally interdependent, multicultural society.
School Highlights
  • Northwest Technical College serves 1,091 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Northwest Technical College is the only community colleges within Beltrami County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Northwest Technical College is Minnesota state community and technical college (Detroit lakes) (63.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Northwest Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty38 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northwest Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest Technical College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,091 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
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# Full-Time Students390 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students701 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
9%
1%
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
81%
73%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.330.45
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College Completion Rate
36%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$36,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,490 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,490 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,490$6,980
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,490$7,515
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Tuition NotesOptional Room & Board at Bemidji State University $8,162
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,871$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,324$7,600
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.