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Dakota County Technical College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Dakota County Technical College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors DCTC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

2020 Rankings

Overall Quality

DCTC was not ranked in College Factual's 2020 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into DCTC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Dakota County Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Dakota County Technical College admissions.

Dakota County Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Dakota County Technical College, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dakota County Technical College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dakota County Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dakota County Technical College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 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 2,478 undergraduates at DCTC with 1,383 being full-time and 1,095 being part-time.

How Much Does Dakota County Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of DCTC is $11,817. 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 +
$9,157 $10,261 $11,314 $13,109 $15,068

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 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,907 a year. That adds up to $27,628 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCTC is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do DCTC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DCTC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,500 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College is a public institution located in Rosemount, Minnesota. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of DCTC.

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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

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 2017-2018, 865 students took at least one online class at Dakota County Technical College. This is a decrease from the 879 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 865 287
2016-2017 879 276
2015-2016 883 296
2014-2015 978 357
2013-2014 1,029 385

Learn more about online learning at Dakota County Technical College.


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