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Located in Rosemount, Minnesota, Dakota County Technical College is a public institution. DCTC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

42 Undergraduate Degrees

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Dakota County Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DCTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Computer Programming Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DCTC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Highest Paid Network & System Administration/Administrator Graduates College Factual
#34 Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates College Factual
#44 Best Value Colleges for Information Technology College Factual
#53 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#73 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#170 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Dakota County Technical College?


Contact details for DCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 145Th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068-2999
Phone: 651-423-8301

How Do I Get Into DCTC?

You can apply to DCTC online at:

Dakota County Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Dakota County Technical College?

39% Take Out Loans
6.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DCTC, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,842 a year. That adds up to $23,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCTC is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Dakota County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,328 Full-Time Undergraduates
37% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,319 undergraduate students at DCTC, with 1,328 being full-time and 991 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,328 full-time undergraduates at DCTC, 63% are male and 37% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dakota County Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 147
White 884
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Over 16 countries are represented at DCTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Dakota County Technical College

1,034 Took All Classes Online
1,847 Took At Least One Class Online
61.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,847 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DCTC has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of DCTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dakota County Technical College was 61.0%. This is the #394 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCTC regardless of major.

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%.

Dakota County Technical College Computer Science Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Network & System Administration/Administrator 0 18 2 20
General Computer Programming 6 9 2 17
Web & Multimedia Design 3 0 0 3
Computer Support Specialist 0 0 2 2
TOTAL 9 27 6 42


*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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