Minnesota State Community and Technical College operates four campuses and serves near 10,000 students in credit courses per semester. MSCTC offers more than 120 career and liberal arts programs along with custom training programs through community partnerships. The fours campus locations are Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Additionally, MSCTC offers online courses and programs.
MSCTC boasts small class sizes and a diverse mix of programs to make the educational experience of students as engaging as possible. Each campus has its own mix of courses, history and culture; but all of them offer quality education. Vocational certificates and diplomas are offered alongside 2 year degrees, and transfer programs.
Programs of study include:
- Automotive Service Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Criminal Justice
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in attending MSCTC should apply online, submit high school and college transcripts, present immunization forms if they graduated high school before 1997, schedule assessment testing for placement, register for classes at the scheduled time, and pay all tuition fees.
MSCTC offers financial aid assistance through its financial aid department, Interested students should inquire at the office and work with a representative to find the financial aid solutions that best work for him or her. All students applying for financial aid are required to fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The athletics teams at MSCTC are referred to as the Spartans and are members of the National Junior College Athletics Association.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $5,300 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Per unit charges are around $180 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||59%||$4,130|
|Receiving Student Loans||62%||$5,662|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Minnesota State Community and Technical College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Minnesota, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
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Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1973)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1995)
Campus: Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2010)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Minnesota State Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
- North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND (24 miles away)
- Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, MN (45 miles away)
- Sisseton Wahpeton College in Sisseton, SD (59 miles away)
- Central Lakes College - Brainerd in Brainerd, MN (90 miles away)
- Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN (93 miles away)