Minnesota Technical Schools

A degree from a technical school can help prepare students for a career in accounting, technical electronics and computer technology industries, new media technologies, and maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates can find work as engineering technicians, paramedics, pharmacy technicians, science technicians, sound engineering technicians, veterinary medical technicians, and many other positions.

Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a suitable program will be easy. The most challenging part will be to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several Minnesota technical schools fit the bill.

Minnesota technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Minnesota’s best technical schools include Southeast Technical (est. 1949), Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) (est. 1996), and Century College (est. 1967). Nearly 300,000 undergraduates attend Minnesota’s 112 public and private institutions, with more than 31,065 students enrolled in Minnesota’s best technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Minnesota Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Minnesota technical school is $7,707 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private Minnesota technical schools is $22,657 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Minnesota technical schools start at around $220 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $320 per credit hour. Online technical students will pay the same tuition and fees as on-campus programs. However, students will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Minnesota colleges is $6,481 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Minnesota Technical Schools and Enrollment

Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC), (avg. enrollment, 13,484 students)
Southeast Technical, (avg. enrollment, 2,581 students)
Century College, (avg. enrollment, 15,000 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Minnesota

Southeast Technical
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Century College
ITT Technical Institute – Eden Prairie, MN
DeVry University – Edina, MN
University of Phoenix – St. Paul, MN

Accredited Minnesota Technical Schools

Southeast Technical
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Century College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
St. Cloud Technical & Community College

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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