Find Trade Colleges

Study Area & Zipcode

Dakota County Technical College

Find Schools Near

Dakota County Technical College Trade Programs

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

1,328 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,298 Avg In-State Tuition

Best Trade Schools

Dakota County 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#86 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Nanotechnology Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Heavy Equipment Maintenance Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DCTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#9 Best Electrician Schools College Factual
#22 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#29 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#45 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#50 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual

Where Is Dakota County Technical College?

undefined

Contact details for DCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 145Th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
Phone: 651-423-8301
Website: www.dctc.edu/

Can I Afford DCTC?

$5,298 In-State Tuition
39% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at DCTC paid $179 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,298 $5,298
Fees $643 $643
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200

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 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%.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,328 Full-Time Undergraduates
37% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,319 undergraduate students at DCTC, with 1,328 being full-time and 991 being part-time.

undefined

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,328 full-time undergraduates at DCTC, 63% are male and 37% are female.

undefined

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

undefined
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 147
White 884
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Over 16 countries are represented at DCTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Dakota County Technical College

1,034 Took All Classes Online
1,847 Took At Least One Class Online
61.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,847 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

undefined

This school is the 31st 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 DCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota County Technical College was 61.0%. This is the #483 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 16%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Technologies #46

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%.

Dakota County Technical College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 100 1 0 101
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 58 58
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 55 55
Electrician 0 42 4 46
Lineworker 0 10 32 42
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 8 32 40
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 32 4 36
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 20 4 24
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 7 16 23
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 1 20 2 23
Civil Engineering Technology 0 15 3 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 17 17
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 7 9 16
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 2 8 3 13
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 1 11 0 12
Biomedical Technology 0 12 0 12
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 2 2
Nanotechnology 0 1 0 1
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 0 0
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 104 194 241 539

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.

Featured Schools

Find Trade Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited trade schools across the U.S.