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Minnesota State Community and Technical College Overview

Located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a public institution. Fergus Falls is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Minnesota State Community and Technical College Known For?

1,207 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at M State is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College Rankings

M State is ranked #315 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#53 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#203 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#300 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#376 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Human Resource Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Construction Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Sales & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

Location of Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Contact details for M State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1000
Phone: 218-736-1500
Website: www.minnesota.edu

How Do I Get Into M State?

You can apply to M State online at: https://eservices.minnstate.edu/adm/public/studentIntent?campusId=system&utm_source=MnSCUedu&utm_medium=CollegeSearch&utm_campaign=GenApplyNow

Minnesota State Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

57% Take Out Loans
12.2% 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 M State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,685 a year. That adds up to $22,740 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at M State is 12.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,219 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,086 undergraduate students at M State, with 2,219 being full-time and 3,867 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  M State

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,219 full-time undergraduates at M State, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  M State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of M State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 1,787
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

Over 23 countries are represented at M State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Nepal, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

1,256 Took All Classes Online
2,559 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,559 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 15th 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 M State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College was -0.3%. This is the #2,228 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at M State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
American Sign Language 27%
Computer Information Systems 20%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 27%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 8%
Human Resource Management 27%
Information Technology 33%
Legal Professions 22%
Legal Support Services 22%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 0%
Liberal Arts General Studies 0%
Mental & Social Health Services 38%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Engineering Technology #10
General Sales & Marketing #29
Fire Protection #49
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #52
Computer Systems Networking #53
Mental & Social Health Services #64
Computer Software & Applications #73
Computer Programming #75
Legal Support Services #76
Entrepreneurial Studies #86
Allied Health Professions #97
Legal Professions #107
Information Technology #120
Human Resource Management #134
Business Support & Assistant Services #142
Engineering Technologies #162
General Business/Commerce #176
Computer Information Systems #179
Accounting #282
Health & Medical Administrative Services #335
Computer & Information Sciences #405
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #451

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%.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 336 0 336
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 9 93 102
Nursing 0 80 0 80
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 37 21 58
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 58 58
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 33 20 53
Dental Support Services 0 41 8 49
Human Resource Management 5 28 0 33
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 33 33
Accounting 0 18 12 30
General Sales & Marketing 0 28 2 30
Computer Information Systems 0 30 0 30
Allied Health Professions 0 26 0 26
General Business/Commerce 0 21 0 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 0 21
Cosmetology 8 0 11 19
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 15 2 17
Construction Management 0 14 0 14
Computer Programming 0 14 0 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 14 14
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 14 14
Design & Applied Arts 1 12 0 13
Culinary Arts 0 0 12 12
Animal Services 0 2 9 11
American Sign Language 7 4 0 11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 8 0 11
General Engineering 0 9 0 9
Legal Support Services 1 8 0 9
General Biology 0 8 0 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 1 6 8
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 8 8
Civil Engineering Technology 0 5 3 8
Mental & Social Health Services 8 0 0 8
Teaching Assistants 0 7 0 7
Computer Systems Networking 0 6 0 6
Business Administration & Management 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 1 4
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 4 4
Information Technology 0 0 3 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 3
Fire Protection 0 0 3 3
Human Development & Family Studies 2 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 36 834 337 1,207

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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