Minnesota West Community and Technical College, located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, was founded in 1997 through the merger of two previous colleges, Worthington Community College and Southwestern Technical College.
The school has five campuses in total, all of which have individual histories stretching back several decades, if not more. MWCTC is currently part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System which manages and, budgets and maintains most of the public institutions of higher learning throughout the state.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive institution that provides various services and programs in order to meet the varied needs of residents within its service area. The school offers technical and career training for individuals seeking to obtain an education that allows for the development of skills and abilities related to the establishment and maintenance of long term careers.
Such programs take between one and two years to complete, often employing instructors with familiarity and expertise in the chosen field, and resulting in a degree or certificate upon completion. The school also offers transfer programs for students wishing to continue their education at higher levels. This allows students to complete their first two years at the college, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years and receiving their bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is an open enrollment institution that maintains the most minimal of requirements to be considered for admission, specifically a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested students may submit an application for admission and pay all fees in order to enroll.
Submission of transcripts and standardized test scores is encouraged, and a placement exam may be required for students who do not have them. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and distributed based on need as determined by the Applicant's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $5,100-$6,200
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,350
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $190-$230 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $360-$430 per credit unit
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||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$4,660|
|Receiving Student Loans||60%||$5,444|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Minnesota West Community and Technical College may offer student services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Assistance to find work
- Child 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.
|Minnesota West Community and Technical College||Yellow Medicine County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby Campus
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
Campus: Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Campus
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
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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 West 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
- Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN (33 miles away)
- Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, MN (74 miles away)
- Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD (76 miles away)
- St Cloud Technical and Community College in Saint Cloud, MN (86 miles away)
- South Central College in North Mankato, MN (87 miles away)