Pine Technical & Community College
- The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
|Pine Technical & Community College||(MN) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||36 staff||56 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,083 students||1,302 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||325 students||768 students|
|# Part-Time Students||758 students||534 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,100||$35,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Pine Technical College, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is located 60 miles north of the Twin Cities in Pine City, Minnesota and awards certificates, diplomas and two-year degrees. Notable programs include gunsmithing, practical nursing, automotive technology, computerized network control/machining (CNC), business administration, early childhood development, American sign Language, and computer science.
- The nearest community college to Pine Technical & Community College is Minnesota School of Business-Elk River (44.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 236 students | 44.70 Mi11500 193rd Ave NW
Elk River,  MN  55330
- 239 students | 46.90 Mi3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE
Minneapolis,  MN  55449
- 2,165 students | 47.00 Mi1355 Highway 10 West
Anoka,  MN  55303
- 7,877 students | 48.10 Mi11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Minneapolis,  MN  55433
- 3,045 students | 51.00 Mi505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake,  WI  54871
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