Northwest Technical College

905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Tel: (218)333-6600
  • 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 is Minnesota state community and technical college (Detroit lakes) (63.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 29% 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 staff51 staff
Northwest Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,091 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,091 students1,302 students
Northwest Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:130:1
Northwest Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students390 students768 students
Northwest Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students701 students534 students
Northwest Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northwest Technical College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northwest Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northwest Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Northwest Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northwest Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northwest Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Northwest Technical College More (2011-2016)
Northwest Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.330.45
Northwest Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Northwest Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$35,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,482 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 $5,482 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,482$6,979
Northwest Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,482$7,514
Northwest Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%89%
Northwest Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,871$15,511
Northwest Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,325$7,600
Northwest Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 score 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.