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Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a public institution situated in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The location of M State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

2,219 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,965 Avg In-State Tuition

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, M State is ranked #234 out of 1,680 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Best Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#179 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#181 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#245 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

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Contact details for M State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1000
Phone: 218-736-1500
Website: www.minnesota.edu

Can I Afford M State?

$4,965 In-State Tuition
57% Take Out Loans
12.2% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at M State paid $166 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 $4,965 $4,965
Fees $595 $595
Books and Supplies $1,960 $1,960
On Campus Room and Board $6,724 $6,724
On Campus Other Expenses $2,800 $2,800

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 M State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,685 a year. That adds up to $22,740 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at M State is 12.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,219 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,086 undergraduate students at M State, with 2,219 being full-time and 3,867 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,219 full-time undergraduates at M State, 51% are male and 49% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State Community and Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 1,787
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

Over 23 countries are represented at M State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Nepal, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

1,256 Took All Classes Online
2,559 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,559 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 5th 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 M State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College was -0.3%. This is the #1,772 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at M State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 25%
Mental & Social Health Services 38%
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 38%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician #1
Medical Reception/Receptionist #6
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology #7
Computer Engineering Technology #9
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist #13
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller #15
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant #15
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist #21
Radiologic Technology #26
Mental & Social Health Services #35
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary #36
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #51
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #68
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #85
Allied Health Professions #92
Engineering Technologies #139
Health & Medical Administrative Services #294

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%.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Lineworker 0 9 57 66
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 58 58
Electrician 0 0 36 36
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 33 33
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 24 8 32
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 19 9 28
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 20 0 20
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 17 0 17
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 17 0 17
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 17 17
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 13 3 16
Radiologic Technology 0 14 0 14
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 14 14
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 10 2 12
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 0 12 12
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 11 11
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 0 5 3 8
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 8 0 8
Laboratory Technician 0 8 0 8
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 8 0 0 8
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 8 8
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 7 7
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 7 7
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 7 7
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 5 0 5
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 5 0 0 5
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 4 0 4
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 3 0 0 3
Medical Reception/Receptionist 0 0 3 3
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 3 0 0 3
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 0 0 1 1
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 1 1
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 0 0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 0 0 0
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 0 0 0 0
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 0 0 0 0
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 174 297 490

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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