Alexandria Technical & Community College

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School Overview

Alexandria Technical and Community College, commonly referred to as Alexandria Technical College (ATC), Alexandria Tech or just Alex Tech, is an accredited 2-year technical and community college located in the city of Alexandria, in the state of Minnesota. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which includes over 30 four-year colleges and universities, 25 community colleges and several state universities. Alexandria Tech has about 2,800 full-time students and 1,200 part-time students.


Alexandria Tech offers 2-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree programs and 1- to 2-year career-oriented certificates if over 50 fields of study and disciplines. The curriculum and teaching methodology at Alexandria Technical College are based on in-class lectures, projects, clinical work and experiential learning. The courses are designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the real world. Classes range from 18 to 20 students and labs usually don’t go over 18 students. While all of the programs at the college are popular, Alexandria Tech offers a law enforcement programs which is particularly popular, given that it is one of the only programs of its kind in the state. For students looking to transfer into Alex Tech, the school offers a special AS transfer degree program.

Many students use Alexandria Tech as stepping stone into a four-year college or university. Over the last few decades Alex Tech has had one of the highest student placement rates (90%) of any school within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Alex Tech is know for being the place to go if you want to get into a four-year college or to received highly-specialized technical skills. Unlike many community colleges Alex Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

General Information

Admission Office

1601 Jefferson Street

Alexandria, MN 56308-3799

(320) 762-4520

(888) 234-1222

Fax: (320) 762-4603

Contact: Doug Tatge

Dean of Student Affairs
Main Address

1601 Jefferson Street

Alexandria, MN 56308

(320) 762-0221

Total undergrads: 2,209

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,685


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

School achievement record, test scores, and interview considered for course placement. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory required. ACT recommended and physical agility test required for law enforcement applicants. NET test for practical nursing examination required for practical nursing applicants. Mechanical reasoning tests required for marine and small engine mechanics and diesel mechanics applicants.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Interior Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Customer Service Management C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Human Resources Development C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A
Operations Management A,C
Reception C
Sales/Selling Skills C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Computer/Systems Security C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems C
Hydraulics/Fluid Power A,C
Industrial Technology A
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C
Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Reception C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Diesel Mechanics A,C
Marine Maintenance/Ship Repair C
Small Engine Mechanics/Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Cartography C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Alexandria Technical & Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (320) 762-0221
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, MN 56308
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,591
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,432 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,565
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,565
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,562

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Alexandria Technical & Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alexandria Technical & Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 59
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 14
Construction Trades 3
Education 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 24
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 74
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Precision Production 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 3335

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alexandria Technical & Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,565
Out-of-state $5,565
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 346 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 290 71% $4,562
Student loan aid 213 52% $6,159

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,178 45% $4,379
Federal student loans 694 27% $6,503

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alexandria Technical & Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alexandria Technical & Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alexandria Technical & Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,591
Undergraduate enrollment 2,591
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alexandria Technical & Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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