Minnesota State Community And Technical College

Minnesota State Community And Technical College

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a public, co-educational college located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. It was founded in 1960.

The departments at MSCTC include the following:

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

MSCTC's sports teams are called the Spartans. Men's teams from the College compete in football, golf, basketball, and baseball. Women's teams participate in volleyball, golf, basketball, and softball. Besides these, the students can also engage in intramural sports such as basketball, bowling, soccer, among others.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls , MN 56537-1000
General Phone: (218) 736-1500

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Minnesota State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine278registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades194carpentry, electrician, lineworker, construction manager, plumbing
Liberal Arts175liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management162accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, banking, human resources, sales and marketing, sales, fashion merchandising
Medical Support and Technology85dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, pharmacy tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair77communications install and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics, marine mechanic
Computer Science and Engineering68information technology, computer programming, web design, computer networking, computer security
Medical Administration60medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Engineering Technician52civil engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, manufacturing tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Security and Law Enforcement31corrections, criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Office and Administration22administrative assistant, office data entry
Law18legal secretary, legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling18massage therapy
Beauty and Cosmetology17cosmetology
Design17graphic design
Education and Teaching15teacher aide
Cooking and Culinary Arts10culinary arts
Family and Social Work1child care provider

Number of programs and degrees for Minnesota State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years13810
Associate's degree79039
Award of less than 1 academic year9911
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years27822

Minnesota State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Minnesota State had a total enrollment of 6,164 students (4,595 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 26%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Minnesota State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 50 %

Minnesota State Room and Board (2007)

Minnesota State offers campus housing for 150 of its 4,595 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fergus Falls, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Minnesota State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,122
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,122
Room and board $ 6,120
Room charge $ 2,550
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,350
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Minnesota State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 554100)

Minnesota State Faculty

Minnesota State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year92$60,26479$58,842
All faculty totalacademic year92$60,26479$58,842

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Minnesota State Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Minnesota State Highlights

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What Sets Minnesota State Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Minnesota State Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Minnesota State % of degrees in medical administration
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Minnesota State Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Minnesota State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Minnesota State % of degrees in construction trades
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Minnesota State % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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