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Northwest Technical College Overview

Northwest Technical College is a public institution located in Bemidji, Minnesota. The surrounding location of Bemidji is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Northwest Technical College Known For?

192 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at NTC.
  • In 2017-2018, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northwest Technical College Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northwest Technical College?

Location of Northwest Technical College

Contact details for NTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 905 Grant Avenue Se, Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Phone: 218-333-6600
Website: https://www.ntcmn.edu

How Do I Get Into NTC?

You can apply to NTC online at: www.ntcmn.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/

Since Northwest 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 Northwest Technical College?

55% Take Out Loans
11.8% 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 NTC, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,697 a year. That adds up to $26,788 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NTC is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northwest Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

326 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 947 undergraduate students at NTC, with 326 being full-time and 621 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 326 full-time undergraduates at NTC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 263
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 46

Online Learning at Northwest Technical College

599 Took All Classes Online
744 Took At Least One Class Online
0.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 744 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 36th 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 NTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Technical College was 0.2%. This is the #167 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at NTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 80%
Business Support & Assistant Services 80%
Business, Management & Marketing 18%
Computer & Information Sciences 50%
Construction Trades 17%
Health Sciences & Services 80%
Human Resource Management 40%
Mental & Social Health Services 13%
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 29%
Precision Metal Working 50%
Precision Production 50%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Industrial Production Technology #1
Environmental Control Technology #1
Construction #1
Construction Trades #2
Quality Control Technology #3
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #6
General Sales & Marketing #7
Business Support & Assistant Services #7
Engineering Technologies #10
Computer Systems Networking #11
Entrepreneurial Studies #14
Health Sciences & Services #21
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #21
Mental & Social Health Services #28
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #38
General Business/Commerce #44
Nursing #47
Marketing #50
Information Technology #56
Human Resource Management #66
Accounting #70
Computer & Information Sciences #71
Health & Medical Administrative Services #81
Business Administration & Management #104
Health Professions #111
Business, Management & Marketing #113

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%.

Northwest Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 0 44 0 44
Dental Support Services 0 6 12 18
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 4 3 17
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 17 17
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 8 7 15
Mental & Social Health Services 15 0 0 15
Accounting 4 3 3 10
Business Administration & Management 0 10 0 10
Human Development & Family Studies 0 10 0 10
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 8 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 2 2 5
Human Resource Management 5 0 0 5
Health Sciences & Services 0 5 0 5
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 1 3 4
Information Technology 3 0 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 1 1 0 2
Precision Metal Working 0 0 2 2
General Business/Commerce 1 0 0 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 1 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 95 57 192

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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