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Alexandria Technical & Community College Overview

Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, Alexandria Technical & Community College is a public institution. The location of ATCC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Alexandria Technical & Community College Known For?

783 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at ATCC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 63% of the faculty were full-time.

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Alexandria Technical & Community College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, ATCC is ranked #271 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

ATCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#66 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ATCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Alexandria Technical & Community College?

Location of Alexandria Technical & Community College

Contact details for ATCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0221
Website: www.alextech.edu

How Do I Get Into ATCC?

You can apply to ATCC online at: https://www.alextech.edu/application

Since Alexandria Technical & Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Alexandria Technical & Community College?

55% Take Out Loans
7.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ATCC, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,464 a year. That adds up to $25,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ATCC is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Alexandria Technical & Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,165 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,614 undergraduate students at ATCC, with 1,165 being full-time and 1,449 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ATCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,165 full-time undergraduates at ATCC, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ATCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alexandria Technical & Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ATCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 60
White 1,043
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 43

Online Learning at Alexandria Technical & Community College

783 Took All Classes Online
1,168 Took At Least One Class Online
7.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,168 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ATCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 31st most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ATCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alexandria Technical & Community College was 7.5%. This is the #1,481 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ATCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ATCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 67%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 74%
Health Professions 14%
Human Sciences Business Services 67%
Human Services 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 15%
Liberal Arts General Studies 15%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 33%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 33%
Public Administration & Social Service 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ATCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ATCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Sciences Business Services #2
Environmental Control Technology #14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #29
Human Services #30
Information Science #35
Legal Support Services #46
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #65
Legal Professions #68
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #92
Engineering Technologies #92
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #130
Public Administration & Social Service #134
Health & Medical Administrative Services #195
Computer & Information Sciences #236
Criminal Justice & Corrections #249
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #283
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #300
Liberal Arts General Studies #300

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Alexandria Technical & Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 112 79 13 204
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 80 0 80
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 33 25 58
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 16 34 50
Precision Metal Working 0 0 49 49
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 46 46
Human Sciences Business Services 39 0 0 39
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 32 0 32
Business Administration & Management 1 22 2 25
Nursing 0 25 0 25
Design & Applied Arts 0 24 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 17 2 19
Ground Transportation 17 0 0 17
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 10 0 16
Carpentry 0 0 12 12
Legal Support Services 0 12 0 12
Health & Physical Education 0 12 0 12
Accounting 0 11 0 11
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 4 7 0 11
General Sales & Marketing 0 9 0 9
Computer Systems Networking 0 8 0 8
Human Services 0 4 0 4
General Business/Commerce 0 3 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 1 1
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 1 0 1
Information Science 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Masonry 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 179 420 184 783

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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