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Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a public institution located 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.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College Rankings

M State landed the #26 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,018 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 out of 33 schools in Minnesota.

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 also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Business Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Business Undergraduate Certificate 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 General Sales & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Human Resource Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Construction Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Sales & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

Location of Minnesota State Community and Technical College

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

How Do I Get Into M State?

You can apply to M State online at: https://eservices.minnstate.edu/adm/public/studentIntent?campusId=system&utm_source=MnSCUedu&utm_medium=CollegeSearch&utm_campaign=GenApplyNow

Minnesota State Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Minnesota State Community and Technical College?

57% Take Out Loans
12.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  M State

Gender Diversity

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

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  M State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of M State Undergraduate Students
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 14th 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 #1,958 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
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 27%
Human Resource Management 27%

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
General Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations #15
General Sales & Marketing #29
Entrepreneurship #63
Entrepreneurial Studies #86
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science #90
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration #92
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping #116
Human Resource Management #134
Business Support & Assistant Services #142
General Business/Commerce #176
General Business/Commerce #176
Accounting #192
Accounting #282

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 Business Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 5 28 0 33
General Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 0 28 2 30
General Business/Commerce 0 21 0 21
Accounting 0 18 1 19
Construction Management 0 14 0 14
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 0 0 11 11
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 1 1 6 8
General Business Administration and Management 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurship 0 3 1 4
Office Administration 0 0 0 0
Banking and Financial Support Services 0 0 0 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0 0 0 0
Fashion Merchandising 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 117 21 144

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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