• 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 825 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,490
  • Out-state tuition: $5,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
Northwest Technical College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
59 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northwest Technical College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Northwest Technical College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
825 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
231 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
594 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
561 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
231 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
594 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
86%
68%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.26
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.56%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2008)
$29,700
$36,300

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,490 is more than the state average of $5,427. 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 $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,490
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,490
$6,082
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Tuition Notes
Optional Room & Board at Bemidji State University $8,162
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,133
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,510
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northwest Technical College cost?

Northwest Technical College's tuition is approximately $5,490 for In-State students and $5,490 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,490
  • Out-state tuition: $5,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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