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Dakota County Technical College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Dakota County Technical College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dakota County Technical College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Dakota County Technical College was awarded 269 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is automobile/automotive mechanics technology/technician.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DCTC as #1,119 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

DCTC also holds the #43 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

See all of the rankings for Dakota County Technical College.

Is It Hard to Get Into DCTC?

Acceptance Rate

Dakota County Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Dakota County Technical College admissions.

Dakota County Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Dakota County Technical College, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dakota County Technical College is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dakota County Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Dakota County Technical College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dakota County Technical College.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,319 undergraduates at DCTC with 1,328 being full-time and 991 being part-time.

How Much Does Dakota County Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of DCTC is $11,063. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DCTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,042 $9,186 $10,822 $13,364 $14,456

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DCTC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DCTC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,842 a year. That adds up to $23,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCTC is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do DCTC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DCTC make around $38,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dakota County Technical College make the most money.

Location of Dakota County Technical College

Located in Rosemount, Minnesota, Dakota County Technical College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for DCTC are given below.

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

Dakota County Technical College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Dakota County Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DCTC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,847 students took at least one online class at Dakota County Technical College. This is an increase from the 860 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,847 1,034
2018-2019 860 303
2017-2018 865 287
2016-2017 879 276
2015-2016 883 296

Learn more about online learning at Dakota County Technical College.

Notes and 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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