DCTC Ranked on Forbes Top 25 Trade Schools

DCTC only two-year college in Minnesota to make national list

Dakota County Technical College is ranked #25 on the Forbes list of Top Two-Year Trade Schools in the nation. DCTC was the only two-year college in Minnesota to make the list.

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The following article was published in Forbes August 16, 2018, at 6 a.m.

The Top 25 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Can Solve The Skills Gap

Carter Coudriet
Forbes Staff | Education
Assistant Editor at Forbes, working on projects including Top Colleges, Best Value Colleges and World’s Billionaires

This fall, approximately 4 million high school students in the U.S. will enter their senior year. Some are already thinking about what comes next, discussing their college wish lists with friends and counselors, and planning out campus visits with parents. Most will undoubtedly be pushed toward attending four-year schools, where bachelor’s degree will supposedly give each student the best chance at finding a fulfilling, high-paying career.

Four-year schools are good fits for many students, but the notion that they’re the best one for all students is downright wrong. As high-tech machines continue to disrupt how things are made, and as workforces age in many technical fields, there are vital jobs opening up that academics just can’t fill. Highly-skilled and well-trained workers are needed, and the country is home to top-notch technical schools ready to fill that need.

For the second year, Forbes is ranking the nation’s Top Two-Year Trade Schools, a list of technical and career colleges with high-earning alumni, stand-out graduation and retention rates, and respectable debt repayment scores (full methodology here). The 25 schools on the list cover a myriad of careers that need workers — and in high-paying, high-growth areas, such as aircraft maintenance, funeral services, dental hygiene and drafting. Read more…

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