Minnesota West Community and Technical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,300
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,849
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
13%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,253
30.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.4%
137 Graduates

About

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a higher education institution located in Yellow Medicine County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Minnesota West Community and Technical College were .

In 2020, 819 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (581 degrees), 6.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is $5,300, which is $−2,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is $5,300, which is $−2,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,849.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students attending Minnesota West Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was $5,300. The cost of tuition at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is $−2,680 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$10,849
2020 Value
3.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Minnesota West Community and Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,849. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Minnesota West Community and Technical College grew by 3.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,500
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was of $6,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Minnesota West Community and Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 25% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13%
2018 Default Rate
86
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was 13%, which represents 86 out of the 661 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a total enrollment of 3,253 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is 991 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,262. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76% White, 8.79% Hispanic or Latino, 6.33% Black or African American, 2.67% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.769% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0615% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

30.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,253 students. The full-time enrollment at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is 991 and the part-time enrollment is 2,262. This means that 30.5% of students enrolled at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Minnesota West Community and Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,472
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    286
  3. Black or African American
    206

The enrolled student population at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is 76% White, 8.79% Hispanic or Latino, 6.33% Black or African American, 2.67% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.769% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0615% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 95 students (2.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 231 more women than men received degrees from Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is white (581 degrees awarded). There were 6.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Health (476 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Registered nurses (1,300,270 people), Medical & health services managers (146,691 people), Pharmacists (132,533 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (118,946 people), and Other managers (115,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Health (476 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Precision Production (17 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Economists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Health (476 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Precision Production (17 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,436,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (232,718 people), Outpatient care centers (205,445 people), Offices of physicians (184,534 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Construction (74 degrees awarded), Health (476 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (40 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), and Precision Production (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
525
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (525).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 0.126 times less than the 261 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 261 degrees were awarded to women at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 7.91 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 36% of students graduating from Minnesota West Community and Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.73% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    581 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is white (581 degrees awarded). There were 6.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (90 degrees).

1.22% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    374 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    207 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is white female (374 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (207 degrees).

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Operations

Minnesota West Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $250k (21.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Minnesota West Community and Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $31.1M. Minnesota West Community and Technical College employs 70 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are Male Instructors (40), Female Instructors(30), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are: Management, with 10 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.16M
2020 Endowment
2.74%
growth from 2019

Minnesota West Community and Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.16M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Minnesota West Community and Technical College grew 2.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.26M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Minnesota West Community and Technical College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.2M
2020 Salaries
1.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Minnesota West Community and Technical College paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($31.1M) and a 1.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.81% growth from 2018 and a 3.65% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.09M
Instructional Salaries
70
Number of Employees

In 2020, Minnesota West Community and Technical College paid a total of $5.09M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
10 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Minnesota West Community and Technical College were Instructor with 70 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Minnesota West Community and Technical College were Management with 10 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Minnesota West Community and Technical College was Male Instructor with 40 employees, and Female Instructor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

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