Dakota County Technical College 0-8: Narrative Description

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1300 East 145th St.
Rosemount, MN 55068
Tel: (651)423-8000; 877-YES-DCTC; Admissions: (651)423-8399; Web Site: http://www.dctc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending 2002-03: $108,667. Educational spending 2002-03: $5560 per student. Total enrollment: 6,069. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,578 applied. Full-time: 2,956 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,113 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 21 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript, recommendations. Placement: ACCUPLACER/CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3702 full-time, $115.70 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7405 full-time, $231.40 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $538 full-time, $16.80 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Visual Communications Club, SKILLS/VICA, Landscape Horticulture Club, Multicultural Club. Major annual events: Fall Follies, Spring Fling, Fall Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. DCTC Library with 15,693 books, 258 serials, 1,164 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $260,000. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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