Northwest Technical College Overview
Northwest Technical College is a public institution situated 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?
- 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, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NTC has earned from around the web.
|#8||Best Value Colleges for Child development||College Factual|
|#39||Best Value Colleges for Human Development & Family Studies||College Factual|
|#41||Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||College Factual|
|#47||Best Value Colleges for General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences||College Factual|
|#52||Best Value Colleges for Health Sciences & Services||College Factual|
|#56||Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
Where Is Northwest Technical College?
Contact details for NTC are given below.
|Address:||905 Grant Avenue Se, Bemidji, MN 56601-4907|
How Do I Get Into NTC?
You can apply to NTC online at: www.ntcmn.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/
Can I Afford Northwest Technical College?
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 NTC, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,673 a year. That adds up to $26,692 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NTC is 11.2%. 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
Of the 231 full-time undergraduates at NTC, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northwest Technical College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||4|
Online Learning at Northwest Technical College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NTC has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of NTC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northwest Technical College was -6.2%. This is the #870 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|
|General Sales & Marketing||60%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||57%|
|Precision Metal Working||33%|
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|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||#7|
|Precision Metal Working||#7|
|Industrial Production Technology||#21|
|Quality Control Technology||#34|
|General Sales & Marketing||#65|
|Computer Systems Networking||#87|
|Health Sciences & Services||#87|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#120|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#179|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#283|
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.
*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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