Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, MN 55068

Dakota County Technical College is one of the 31 public 2-year colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Rosemount. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 36% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Dakota County Technical College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,069, and fees were $644. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,069 and $644 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 38
Associate's degree 0 8
Certificate 16 93

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6.41 miles away
Normandale Community College
13.97 miles away
Saint Paul College
14.71 miles away
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
19.14 miles away
Century College
21.55 miles away
Hennepin Technical College
29.32 miles away
North Hennepin Community College
29.35 miles away
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
32.92 miles away
Anoka Technical College
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Rochester Community and Technical College
59.45 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1996 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$199/credit
In State Students$199/credit
Out of State Students$199/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,955 $8,955 $8,955
ADN 70 $13,930 $13,930 $13,930
BSN 125 $24,875 $24,875 $24,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of Dakota County Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,039
Other Federal Grant 1% $1,333
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $2,162
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 19% $1,293
Federal Student Loans 45% $6,579
Private Loans 3% $6,230


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,157
$30,001 to $48,000$10,261
$48,001 to $75,000$11,314
$75,001 to $110,000$13,109
Over $110,000$15,068

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.

Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068

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