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 Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls, MN

1593 11th Ave, Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241

General information:(320)564-4511
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,364( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,939 $5,154 $5,424 -5%
Out-of-state $4,939 $9,832 $10,372 -5%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $4,464 $4,248 $4,448 -4%
Other $4,908 $4,908 $4,908 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,464 $4,248 $4,448 -5%
Other $4,908 $4,908 $4,908 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,908 $4,908 $4,908 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,511 $15,510 $15,980 0%
Off Campus $15,511 $15,510 $15,980 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,047 $11,262 $11,532 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $15,511 $20,188 $20,928 0%
Off Campus $15,511 $20,188 $20,928 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,047 $15,940 $16,480 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,948
In-state fees $476
Out-of-state tuition $9,896
Out-of-state fees $476
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 393 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 276 62% $1,211,750 $4,390
Federal grants 237 53% $1,007,523 $4,251
Pell grants 237 53% $962,023 $4,059
Other federal grants 85 19% $45,500 $535
State/local government grant or scholarships 184 42% $170,633 $927
Institutional grants or scholarships 27 6% $33,594 $1,244
Student loan aid 295 67% $1,812,943 $6,146
Federal student loans 294 66% $1,644,110 $5,592
Other student loans 28 6% $168,833 $6,030
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,132 62% $8,175,114 $3,834
Pell grants 1,329 38% $4,994,354 $3,758
Federal student loans 1,439 42% $9,143,327 $6,354

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,264 $9,668 $10,126
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,149 $8,610 $8,939
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,881 $9,153 $9,374
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,157 $11,477 $12,387
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,578 $13,707 $14,047
$110,001 and more $12,982 $14,250 $14,270

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,364
Undergraduate enrollment 3,364
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 301
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 12-
Basketball 1210
Football 47-
Softball -11
Volleyball -9
Wrestling 2-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1936 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1968 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1968 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1968 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/30/2010 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

02/01/1999 - 08/11/2006Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/14/1970 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate14.4%
Number in default119
Number in repayment822

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00526300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations2---
Agricultural Production Operations, General35--
Agricultural and Food Products Processing2-8-
Agriculture, General2---
Category total958-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2412-
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping---6
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General19--12
Business Administration and Management, General1-1-
Business/Commerce, General5---
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--1-
Receptionist--3-
Category total641718
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications6-2-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance9---
Category total17-2-
Construction Trades Colleges
Carpentry/Carpenter---10
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General2---
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other20-43
Electrician615--
Lineworker56-31
Plumbing Technology/Plumber---18
Category total3321462
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide--15-
Category total--15-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician1---
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician2--1
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology31--
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician2---
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician71--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Robotics Technology/Technician1---
Category total282-1
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant---4
Child Development8---
Category total8--4
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician7---
Dental Assisting/Assistant2--7
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---81
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage---5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary2---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder---18
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist---9
Medical/Clinical Assistant5--1
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--410-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--2-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer8---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse76---
Surgical Technology/Technologist---13
Category total116-412134
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science12---
Category total12---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies89---
Category total89---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician---15
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1115-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician---16
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--73
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/--75
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician---14
Category total112953
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General3---
Category total3---
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist--1-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-18--
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist--2-
Category total-183-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-1--
Category total-1--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General1---
Category total1---
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor--5-
Category total--5-
Grand total1949485272