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Dakota County Technical College Overview

Dakota County Technical College is a public institution situated in Rosemount, Minnesota. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of DCTC.

What Is Dakota County Technical College Known For?

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  • The 3% student loan default rate at DCTC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at DCTC is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In <nil>, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from DCTC with a bachelor's degree make about $49,410 a year. That's 21% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is Dakota County Technical College?


Contact details for DCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 145Th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
Phone: 651-423-8301

How Do I Get Into DCTC?

You can apply to DCTC online at:

Since Dakota County Technical 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 Dakota County Technical College?

33% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DCTC, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,890 a year. That adds up to $23,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCTC is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,286 Full-Time Undergraduates
35% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,451 undergraduate students at DCTC, with 1,286 being full-time and 1,165 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,286 full-time undergraduates at DCTC, 65% are male and 35% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dakota County Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 121
Hispanic or Latino 131
White 866
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 98

Over 16 countries are represented at DCTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Dakota County Technical College

624 Took All Classes Online
1,464 Took At Least One Class Online
61.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,464 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 45th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of DCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota County Technical College was 61.0%. This is the #584 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCTC regardless of major.

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%.


*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.

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