Minnesota State Community and Technical College (“M State”) is a two-year public institution of higher education, located in the city of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Students can enroll in courses at M State’s campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. The Detroit Lakes campus offers more than 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, a mile-long beach, and plenty of outdoor activities, including fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and hunting. The Fergus Falls campus has a liberal arts focus, and about 75 percent of its students transfer to four-year colleges and universities after they attend M State. Fergus Fall’s campus is characterized by its historic homes, tree-lined streets, and the Central Lakes Recreation Trail. Moorhead Campus offers students cultural, recreational, and shopping opportunities of a big city with the feel of a smaller community. Wadena’s campus has 300 acres of public parks and numerous lakes and rivers.
Demographics at Minnesota State Community and Technical College are as follows:
- Nearly 6,500 students enrolled
- Student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1
- About 49 percent of students study full-time
- Nearly 60 percent of students are female
- About 83 percent of students are White
- Approximately 34 percent of students are over the age of 25 years old
- Nearly 70 percent of students are from Minnesota
The top program offerings at M State include Business, Accounting and Marketing; Dental Hygiene; Graphic Design; Medical- Administrative Assistant, Coding and Insurance; and Nursing. Unique destination programs that are offered include programs such as Electrical Line Worker, Marine and PowerSports Technology, and Diesel Equipment. Career programs are also offered for students who want to to prepare for immediate entry-level employment. Many students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College choose to complete the first two years of their bachelor's degree by earning a University Transfer degree at any of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College campuses or online through eCampus. About 31 percent of students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College are enrolled in distance education. M State’s eCampus offers 25 programs and majors, which can be completed entirely online.
Student-run organizations include the Anime and Manga Club, Business Professionals of America, Cultural Activities Can Touch Us, Campus Crusade for Christ, Carpentry Club, Circle K, College Ambassadors, Criminal Justice Association, Delta Epsilon Chi, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Intramural Athletics, Music Organizations, Mu Alpha Theta, Organization of Creative Writers, Phi Theta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Associate Degree Nursing Students Organization, Practical Nursing Organization, SkillsUSA, Student American Dental Hygienists Association, Student Human Resources Organization, Students in Free Enterprise, and Student Senate. Intramurals offered include: baseball, football, basketball, bowling, softball, table tennis, darts, racquetball, volleyball and tennis. Musical groups include the Concert Choir, Voice Ensemble, Area Chorale, and the Jazz Ensemble. Athletic teams at Minnesota State Community and Technical College include men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men’s football, men and women’s golf, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball. The college is a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference and Region XIII of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Athletic competition includes teams from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy. To apply for admission, complete and submit an online application with payment for the $20 application fee. Applicants must also submit high school and college (if applicable) transcripts from previous schools attended or GED certificates. Students must also schedule and take an Accuplacer Placement Exam, complete the financial aid and payment process, attend orientation and registration, and pay tuition.
About 86 percent of students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College receive some form of financial aid. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year after January 1 and before the priority deadline date, July 1st. M State's FAFSA school code is 005541.Forms of financial aid include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Minnesota State Grant, Minnesota Post-Secondary Child Care Grant, Federal Work Study ,Federal Direct Student Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized & PLUS), Minnesota Student Educational Loan Fund, Dakota Education Alternative Loan, and outside scholarships. Approximately 20 scholarships are awarded to participants in music groups each year.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:2,068
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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