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Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Fergus Falls, MN

At A Glance

Main Address

1414 College Way

Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1009

www.minnesota.edu

Admission Office

405 Colfax Avenue SW

Wadena, MN 56482-1447

Fax : (218) 736-1510

enroll@minnesota.edu

Contact : Alyssa Campion

Interim Director of Admissions & Outreach

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

technical college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 2110

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 6,056

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 921

In-State Tuition : $5,502.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $5,502.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Associate

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena. Online programs available through E campus and we offer credit and non-credit courses through customized training/CTS and our Business Entrepreneur Center.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jun 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Jul 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 15 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Business/Marketing : 23.0%
Health Professions : 21.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 9.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 9.0%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies : 7.0%
Engineering Technologies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Equestrian/Equine Studies C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping C
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General C
Banking and Financial Support Services A
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Commerce, General A
Construction Management, General A
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies A C
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General A
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General A C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance A C
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration A
Information Technology A C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design A C

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager A
Carpentry/Carpenter C
Electrician C
Lineworker A C
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter C
Plumbing Technology/Plumber A C

Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A
Teacher Assistant/Aide A

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General A
Engineering, General A
Pre-Engineering A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD A
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians A
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician A C
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General C
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician C
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician C
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD A C

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL) C
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician A
Dental Assisting/Assistant A C
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician A C
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training A C
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage C
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary A C
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder C
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist C
Medical Reception/Receptionist C
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist C
Medical/Clinical Assistant C
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant A C
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist C
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician C
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician C
Surgical Technology/Technologist A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary C
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician A C
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician C
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician C
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician A C
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies A

Personal & Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist C
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General C
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training C
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General A

Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant C
Welding Technology/Welder C

Security & Protective Services
Corrections C
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A
Fire Science/Fire-fighting C
Fire Services Administration C

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Fine/Studio Arts, General A
Graphic Design A C
Music, General A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Independent Study

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

600 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center, Dorms

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 180 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, 60 miles from Fargo, ND.

Large Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,056

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 921

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,656

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

Part Time students : 46.0%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Alcoholic beverages prohibited in dorms.

Housing Policies

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Spartans

Sport Member : NJCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $20.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 3,942

Admitted : 2,775

Enrolled : 1,802

Somewhat selective 70.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: MState follows the ACE recommendations on minimum scores and number of credits to award for each AP exam. If we have an equivalent course, direct equivalency is granted. If we do not have an equivalent course, elective credits are awarded. These elective credits may be general electives or assigned specifically into one or more of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP transcripts are not required for admission to the college, but are required if student would like AP exams considered for transfer credit.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

ART 1121 ART 1122

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1122

All

4

10

BIOL 1122 & 1123

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MATH 1134

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MATH 1134

All

4

10

MATH 1134 & 1135

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

3

--

All

4

5

MATH 1134

All

Chemistry

3

5

CHEM 1111

All

4

10

CHEM 1111 and 1112

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 2204

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CSCI 1121

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

4

6

ENGL 1101 GOAL 6 elective (3 credits)

All

Environmental Science

3

4

BIOL 1107 & 1108

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2210

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2222

All

Music Aural Subscore

3

3

--

All

Music Non-Aural Subscore

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 1401

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 1402

All

Physics B

3

8

PHYS 1401 & 1402

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

5

PHYS 1412

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5

PHYS 1411

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1200

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8

SPAN 1111 & 1112

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

--

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH 1213

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 1120

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 2211 & 2212

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 1110 & 1111

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Pre Calculus

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% Applied for need-based aid : 50.0%

% Judged to have need : 96.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jun 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Wendy Olds

Financial aid office phone : (218) 846-3810

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Academic and leadership scholarships: $400-$1,000 each; available to 1st and 2nd year students; over 150 awarded annually.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$5,502.00

$5,502.00

$5,502.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$5,502.00

$5,502.00

$5,502.00

Room only:

$5,000.00

$4,800.00

--

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$10,502.00

$10,302.00

$5,502.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$10,502.00

$10,302.00

$5,502.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,070

Transfers admitted percentage: 78.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,624

Transfers enrolled percentage: 62.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,297

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Student cannot be currently on suspension at another institution.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $20.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $5,502.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $5,000.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $4,800.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students