Alexandria Technical and Community College
- Job placement rates have averaged more than 95 percent.
- The college is recognized as a national leader in advanced technical skills education.
- Most programs include hands-on, student-centered, experiential learning.
- Students receive outstanding personal attention.
- Highest graduation rate of all Minnesota public two-year colleges.
- A rich history includes exceptional instruction, high academic expectations and extensive partnerships with local, state, national, and international businesses and industries.
Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and many of the Associate in Applied Science degrees transfer toward completion of bachelor’s degrees at many universities.
Student Enrollment and Demographics
- Total number of students served: 4,128
- Full-time students: 52%
- Part-time students: 48%
- Percent female: 48%
- Percent male: 52%
- Percent students of color: 7%
Alexandria Technical and Community College has an open admissions policy to the college.
- Students are not required to submit standardized tests results to be admitted to the college, and high school grades and class rank are not considered.
- Placement testing determines whether or not remedial or developmental courses are needed.
- Some programs have specific criteria that must be met before acceptance into the program.
Apply early! Several of the college's technical programs fill early and have waiting lists. Application for an academic year opens on September 1 of the prior year.
Excellence in Education
Alexandria Technical and Community College offers a diverse mix of program choices in transfer and technical education upheld by a welcoming and supportive environment. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences, and outstanding student support services are the reason ATCC is nationally recognized for outstanding student success.
The following degrees are available from Alexandria Technical and Community College
- Advanced Technical Certificate
- Associate in Applied Science
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
Tuition & finance
How to apply for financial aid
Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Many students don’t realize they may qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans.
Find the form online at www.fafsa.gov. For help with completing the form, contact a high school counselor or the ATCC financial aid office.
The FAFSA determines eligibility for the following:
Federal and state grants. Students do not pay these back.
Work study programs provide the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible and accommodating to class schedules.
Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans and must be paid back.
Other ways to save
Same rate out-of-state tuition
Alexandria Technical and Community College does not charge a differential tuition rate for out of state tuition.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit.
Apply for scholarships every semester to help pay for college. The ATCC Foundation has an online application that allows students to apply for all applicable scholarships at one time. Visit www.alextech.edu/scholarships.
Stop by the veterans centers for information, support, and assistance. Also, check with the financial aid office about benefits from the Minnesota GI Bill, or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
Student life is more than textbooks, classes, and studying. While participation and involvement in student activities is not required of students at Alexandria Technical and Community College, it is the philosophy of the college that going Beyond the Books is an important part of the educational experience. Student participation in co-curricular or extracurricular activities is encouraged.
Leadership skills development is an important part of college education. ATCC has many student organizations that range from program specific to campus wide. Students who participate in these organizations often have the opportunity to particpate at state, national, and international conferences and competitions.
- Advising Network
- Counseling Center
- Financial Aid
- Food Service/Dining Services
- Gym, Cardio, and Weight Room
- IT Department
- Information Center
- Intercultural Center
- Scholarship Foundation
- Student Success Office
- Support Services
- Transfer Assistance
- Vet Center
- Writer's Block
- American Society of Interior Designers
- Business Professionals of America (BPA)
- Collegiate DECA
- Diesel Club
- Early Childhood Education Club
- Law Enforcement Club
- National Kitchen and Bath Association
- Special Interest and Program Clubs
- Student Ambassadors
- Intercultural Club
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society
- Veteran's Center
- Student Senate
- Intramural Sports
- Book Club
- G.A.T. Gamers of ATCC
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222
Local: (320) 762-0221