Northwest Technical College Named One of Minnesota’s Five Best Colleges

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A college-ranking website has named Northwest Technical College as one of Minnesota’s five best colleges. The site, Best Value Schools, ranked NTC fifth on its list, “Best Colleges in Minnesota 2020.”

The ranking noted NTC’s online curriculum, stackable credentials, ease of transfer and quality of education.

Located in Minnesota’s north woods, NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. Moreover, the college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs have helped the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce.

Driven by a desire to grow the program that played a crucial role in his professional career, 2012 Northwest Tech graduate Julian Dreher returned to his alma mater as an instructor for plumbing and HVAC courses.

“We are here to meet the high demand for skilled trade workers in our communities,” he said.

NTC students may pursue nearly a variety of degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths, and classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.

Dan Hanson, an intensive care unit nurse at Sanford Health of Bemidji and 2016 practical nursing program grad, credits his success to Northwest Technical College and its faculty.

“My career in nursing would never be the same without NTC,” he said.

About Best Value Schools

Best Value Schools rankings explore multiple categories to help students find the most valuable college experience. Students can compare the schools by attributes that matter most to them including location, affordability and amenities.

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MN State logoNorthwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu.