Recognized three consecutive years in the Minnesota Office of Higher Education's Minnesota Measures report on performance, Alexandria Technical & Community College had the highest success percentages of all public two-year colleges in Minnesota in these three key performance areas:
- Student Retention
- Student Graduation Rate
- Combined Student Graduation and Transfer Rate
Job placement rates for graduates have been approximately 90% for several decades.
ATCC is affordable—ranking (among MnSCU colleges) with the 3rd largest endowment balance, 2nd largest amount of scholarship dollars awarded and 2nd largest contributions from business and industry. The college's foundation awards more than $375,000 in student scholarships each year.
Over 50 program options deliver applied learning in a friendly, supportive atmosphere with personal attention from faculty and staff.
Transferability: Many two-year associate degrees that transfer toward completion of Bachelor's degrees across the state and nation are offered at the college.
ATCC's rich history includes excellence in instruction and high academic expectations and performance. Additionally, numerous partnerships with local, state, national, and international business have led to significant business and industry financial support through the college's foundation.
The college's campus is a welcoming and safe environment. Even a safe campus can feel intimidating after hours. The college has escorts available to students upon request. Complete Campus Security Statistics are printed in the Student Handbook.
Alexandria is a recreational community with more than 50 lakes, opportunities to fish, hike, water ski, bicycle, snowmobile, and both downhill and cross-country ski.