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Dakota County Technical College Overview

Dakota County Technical College is a public institution situated in Rosemount, Minnesota. The rural area surrounding DCTC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Dakota County Technical College Known For?

836 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at DCTC.
  • In 2017-2018, 45% of the faculty were full-time.

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Dakota County Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Nanotechnology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Dakota County Technical College?

Location of 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
Website: www.dctc.edu/

How Do I Get Into DCTC?

You can apply to DCTC online at: www.dctc.edu/admissions/apply-to-dctc/apply-online/

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?

36% Take Out Loans
10.0% 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 DCTC, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $5,522 a year. That adds up to $22,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCTC is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,343 Full-Time Undergraduates
34% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,523 undergraduate students at DCTC, with 1,343 being full-time and 1,180 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,343 full-time undergraduates at DCTC, 66% are male and 34% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  DCTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of DCTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 111
White 973
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

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

287 Took All Classes Online
865 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 865 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.

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This school is the 43rd 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 DCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota County Technical College was -6.8%. This is the #2,522 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Human Resource Management 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DCTC 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 DCTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians #4
Science Technologies / Technicians #11
Environmental Control Technology #32
General Sales & Marketing #40
Hospitality Management #66
Marketing #160
Human Resource Management #177
Engineering Technologies #198

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%.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 79 2 62 143
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 70 8 80
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 52 27 79
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 30 30 60
Precision Metal Working 0 0 57 57
Business Administration & Management 13 35 1 49
Dental Support Services 0 6 42 48
Accounting 1 26 3 30
Information Technology 0 22 8 30
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 21 0 21
Computer Programming 5 14 1 20
Human Development & Family Studies 6 12 1 19
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 10 7 17
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 17 17
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 1 14 2 17
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 6 17
Health & Physical Education 2 10 3 15
Human Resource Management 12 0 2 14
Civil Engineering Technology 0 13 1 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 11 0 12
Food Science Technology 10 0 0 10
Hospitality Management 7 1 0 8
Environmental Control Technology 0 5 2 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 3 4 7
Computer Software & Applications 3 3 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 2 5
Management Information Systems 0 5 0 5
Horticulture 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 4 0 0 4
Marketing 1 2 0 3
Legal Support Services 0 2 0 2
Construction Management 0 1 0 1
Nanotechnology 0 1 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 0 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Masonry 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 148 402 286 836

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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