Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College offers 351-degree programs and 24 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.1% are women, and 54.9% are men. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Minneapolis Community and Technical College is 14188$, that is above national average. 14% of full-time Minneapolis Community and Technical College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Minneapolis Community and Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,471
$30,001 - $48,000$14,295
$48,001 - $75,000$15,353
$75,001 - $110,000$17,833



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6048 of Minneapolis Community and Technical College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Minneapolis Community and Technical College number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Minneapolis Community and Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

14% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Minneapolis Community and Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Minneapolis Community and Technical College is 24:1, that means that for every 24 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Minneapolis Community and Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1501 Hennepin Ave address in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Minneapolis Community and Technical College with 0.17% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Minneapolis Community and Technical College offers 351 programs in total: 135 are for Associate's degree, 123 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 78 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 15 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Hennepin county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Minneapolis Community and Technical College is one of the few institutions in Hennepin that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 24 distance learning programs that are offered in the Minneapolis Community and Technical College: 12 are for Associate's degree and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Minneapolis Community and Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6026 students with 180793 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Minneapolis Community and Technical College

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MCTC refund policy is the worst out of all colleges. Just make sure you are aware of it.

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So I haven’t even begun to take any classes and although I am still planning on completing the program with this school, here’s my issues thus far:Misleading. The webpage makes it sound like such an easy thing to enroll and attend here. I am an out of state student and was planning, and still am, to take my courses all online. The navigation to actually sign up and enroll and figure out classes is a nightmare to say the least.Not very helpful and slightly condescending. Because it’s been almost ten years since I’ve attended college, I obviously knew I would need a little more help. The staff I have all spoken to so far were not helpful at all. In fact they’ve made me feel like an idiot for a couple of the questions I’ve asked. There are things apparently I’m just supposed to know once I’ve signed up. As for my so called advisor for my program? Ha! It was over a month by the time I got any response, which was barely helpful. The thing is, I definitely won’t be contacting my program advisor again. I’ll tough my way through things and reach out to fellow students and even google before I’d try and contact this person again.Program courses. I was never explained to nor was I able to find any info on when certain sections needed to be taken. So I signed up for the course late last summer, thinking hey I’ll start some courses in spring term. I tried for a good half hour to find ANY of my courses to sign up for for the first year but after not seeing anything I called to ask and once again, in a condescending tone they said that obviously the program sections can only be taken and are only available during certain times of the year. No, this was NOT obvious to me because my prior school didn’t have anything like that set up. Yeah, we had to take certain courses before we could move on but many of the first year courses were available throughout the year. Sorry I don’t know how you run your school. And now that I can sign up half the courses aren’t available to me so I’ve signed up for ones I THINK I can take. I am not sure if I need to take the first few listed before these ones but surprise, surprise- nobody has gotten back to me on it.Fin. Aid. All good on my end for financial aid. In fact the sign up is much easier than it used to be. But as for the school? First the status said that it was waiting for award letter, as in it recognized I had already signed up. So financial aid sends me an email saying hey it’s all good- we sent it out to your school. Now at the school it’s saying that I have NOT signed up for financial aid because they haven’t received anything. I was unable to reach anyone at the financial aid office so I have to find time to call this week. It’s hard to try and find time when you work full time.This school was recommended for my program, it’s cheap, and I haven’t seen anything negative about the coursework itself so I’ll be sticking with it. I just wanted to post this for any potential students weighing out pros and cons. Hopefully it’ll get easier once I’ve started classes.Hey MCTC, for future reference try and make it easier on new students, the entire process of sign up right through to graduation. We aren’t familiar with the way you run things, we wanna get out of there just as fast as you want us to, so try and have a little compassion next time.

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I'm giving one star because I got a bad experience in MCTC. At first, I think its was a great school but the teacher and staff, they just care about themselves. There was one time that I was sick and I ask my sister to bring my take home math test to the teacher because she told us that she won't take late test after that day. However my sister help me bringing to her and but she decline it . She told my sister that she don't care unless I'm the one that bring it to her. Since I'm sick and can't give it to her, I receiving a low grade. My sister told me that is not my fault, I do what I could but the teacher just being selfish.Sometime people sick. Teacher sick too. They alway have a another teacher help them teach the class. Teacher become a loser and only care about money not the students.When I first start school there a teacher don't allow students to use the restroom and if they do then they lose a point. So we the students had to hold it until 3 hour in that class. Also there one time, I go fix my EServices, since I can't log in. I went to the computer room and ask a staff to help me. She told me that she will come after she finish talking on the phone. However, she been talking on the phone and loughing almost 40 min. I can't wait anymore so I ask her again. She yell at me and said, "does you not see that I still talking on the phone."This is what I hate to become a student in MCTC. Just because I'm asian, it's doesn't mean that I'm not human. MCTC should become more responsible for their students not themselves, without the students teacher and staff are just nothing. Teacher should support their students, not to make them stuffering and struggle. Thank you. This is what of how I felt and just want to share. Hope Mctc can do better each year.

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This review is about Heidi Aldes, a staff member of MCTC.When she was working at St. Cloud State University, she was the Interim Director of LGBT Resources.. During which, she had a history of harassment and discrimination against some volunteers. She has a long history of racism, transphobia, ableism, and serophobia. She is okay with such people who are above her, but she will slaughter anyone who is below her.There were several people of color who entered the office to express interest in volunteering. She harassed them continually to scare them away. There were also other volunteers who tried to team up with Multicultural Services to do events. She refused every time. She said many times that she had contacted them, but she lied.Heidi also ridiculed an autistic individual who volunteered there. This individual had many years of experience as an activist and had done outstanding work, but that did not matter to Heidi. She constantly ignored this individual, treated him like he is incompetent, destroyed his reputation to other volunteers of LGBT Resources, and harassed him to the point of severing all ties with LGBT Resources.Heidi also actively excluded transgender people from certain events. For example, she said that transgender people are not allowed to sit on stage on Guess the Straight Person (on-campus event often held at St. Cloud). She said it was because she did not want to confuse the audience members, but her overall mistreatment of transgender people says otherwise.There was also a volunteer who had built coalitions between an on-campus HIV organization before Heidi was Interim Director. One of the first things she did upon being hired for that position was to sever the ties. One individual whom she perceived as HIV positive was harassed by Heidi. She refused to be anywhere near this individual in fear that she would catch HIV.In addition, anybody who disagrees with Heidi Aldes on anything gets yelled at by her. The belief can be something as simple as red vs. orange. It got to the point to where people were afraid to speak their opinions to her. They also had to pretend to always agree with her. Anyone who ever disagreed with her would be screamed at and would start getting harassed by her often. This is not how to treat anybody!I write this review because there are three volunteers from St. Cloud that I know of who had to seek professional therapy because of psychological damage done by Heidi. I hope that MCTC reads this review and remind themselves that tigers don't change their stripes.

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I graduated with an Associates degree years ago, and here’s my take:I enjoyed the diversity of so many students, and the support I got from them. It’s easy to make friends there and it’s easy to find that most have a lot in common with you. That said, for many students it was just a spot.The educational quality was a mixed bag, with the adjunct professors being better teachers than those with tenure. I found the ones with tenure to be indifferent to the student body and uninspired professors. One particular professor was so rude to his students that several of them dropped the class, and he made derogatory comments he should have been reported on. I majored in the human services program, and I definitely believe the educational quality of that program was lackluster.There are other community colleges out there that are much better in educational quality, but they don’t have the same supports that diverse students need to thrive in college. Not the greatest school, but better at meeting the needs of diverse students.

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Location & Website

Address: 1501 Hennepin Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6126596000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: minneapolis.edu

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