Northwest Technical College

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  • 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 1,022 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Northwest Technical College ranks 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty38 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwest Technical College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Northwest Technical College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,022 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:129:1
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# Full-Time Students331 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students691 students1,016 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
5%
11%
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% White
74%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.440.58
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College Completion Rate
46%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,700$36,800

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,490 is less than the state average of $6,639. 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 $7,204. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,490$6,639
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,490$7,204
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Tuition NotesOptional Room & Board at Bemidji State University $8,162
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,990$7,508
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northwest Technical College is Minnesota state community and technical college (Detroit lakes) (63.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,639 per year for in-state students and $7,204 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,414 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.