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900 Highway 34 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
United States

Certificates / Diplomas
Associate Degree
The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.
Living On-Campus
Living Off-Campus
Living with Family
The amounts above pertain to first-time full-time undergraduate students and include tuition and fees, housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Use these estimated amounts as a reference for building your annual budget for attending this institution.
Average Net Price $10,119 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income
$0-$30,000: $8,443
$30,001-$48,000: $7,809
$48,001-$75,000: $10,246
$75,001-$110,000: $12,952
Over $110,000: $14,022

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

Student/Faculty Ratio
Size of Student Body
Average Class Size
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Breakdown by Race
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic: 6%
Asian: 2%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 5%
International Students: 1%
Unknown: 1%
Breakdown by Age
19 and Younger: 30%
20 to 24: 33%
25 to 34: 22%
35 to 44: 9%
45 and Older: 4%
Breakdown by Gender
Men: 39%
Women: 60%
New entering students who are transfers

Graduation Rate for Two-Year Programs
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Completers within 3 years by race
Black or African American: 18%
White: 50%
Completers within 3 years by Gender
Men: 47%
Women: 41%
Retention Rate
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Retention Rate By Type
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 47%
Small town/rural
Small town/rural
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates
State/Local grant aid: $1,426
Institutional grant aid: $1,216
Federal grant aid: $2,944
Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)
$0-$30,000: $6,177
$30,001-$48,000: $5,952
$48,001-$75,000: $3,568
$75,001-$110,000: $1,114
Over $110,000: $208
School Scholarships
Required Forms: FAFSA
Title IV (FAFSA) School Code:

This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type
  • Associate's Degree: $14,847
  • Undergraduate Certificate: $10,426
Percent of Graduates With Loans
  • Associate's Degree: 60%
  • Undergraduate Certificate: 63%

  • Common applications (online)
  • School applications (online)
  • Health Occupations do have selective enrollment criteria.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training
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The data displayed below comes from the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool and only reports on graduates employed in Minnesota. This section shows employment data for graduate class of 2017, including percent of graduates with full-time employment in the 3rd year after college graduation and the median annual wages by award level, according to the Minnesota unemployment insurance records. Data does not include federal employees, self-employed (e.g. professional freelancers, artists, developers, designers, business owners), military, or individuals who moved out of state for a job. The list below may be incomplete and limited to some majors. Additionally, data has been suppressed when it refers to 10 or less students.Jump to:
Certificates / Diplomas
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Construction Trades, General 52% $52,229
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 54% $52,512
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 54% $52,512
Health professions and related programs 29% $43,368
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 45% $45,907
Associate Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 50% $48,846
Computer and information sciences and support services 59% $47,597
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 16% $44,028
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 16% $44,028
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36% $65,053
This profile features institution-wide data. Be aware that some categories may not be showing and that data is suppressed when reporting is for 10 or less students. Most data and terminology is sourced from IPEDS. To learn more about each section, please refer to Data Sources.