Recognition

With among the highest graduation and retention rates in the state of Minnesota (and among the lowest tuition), Alexandria Technical & Community College provides high quality education at a fraction of the cost of a university. The national and state rankings below are evidence of our ongoing commitment to excellence.

2022 Recognition

Niche 2022 Best Colleges

Best Community Colleges

#1 in Minnesota
#21 in the U.S.

Rankings based on student reviews and data from the U.S. Department of Education.


Niche 2022 Best Colleges

Best Online Colleges

#2 in Minnesota

(runner-up behind U of M Crookston)

#18 in the U.S.

Rankings based on student reviews and data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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2021 Recognition

Wallethub-Best-Award

Best Community Colleges

#1 in Minnesota
#14 in the U.S.

Rankings based on tuition cost, financial aid, student achievement outcomes, and career placement/wages after graduation.


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Military Friendly School

Rankings based on student retention, graduation, job placement, and completion rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.


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Best Community Colleges

#28 in the U.S.

Rankings based on cost, reputation, and student success rate.


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Best Online Community Colleges

#30 in the U.S.

Rankings based on cost, reputation, and student success rate.


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Most Affordable Technical & Trade Schools

#48 in the U.S.

Rankings based on cost, reputation, and student success rate, including graduate salaries.


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Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools

#1 in the U.S.
#1 in the Plains States Region
#1 in Minnesota

Rankings based on tuition rate, quality of program, and graduate outcomes.


RNCareers.org Best Nursing Programs

Best Associate Degree in Nursing

#1 in Minnesota

Rankings based on first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates, program accreditation, program cost, and graduation/retention rates.


Intelligent.com Best Medical Coding Program

Best Medical Coding Degrees

#4 in the U.S.

Rankings based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. Also ranked within top 50 nationally for Business Administration Associate Degrees and Human Services Degrees.


CourseAdvisor Best Business Administration & Management Colleges

Best Business Administration & Management Degrees

#8 in the Plains States Region

Rankings based on student success metrics, post graduation wages, and availability of online/flexible learning options.


Niche 2021 Best Colleges

Best Two-Year Colleges

#4 in Minnesota

Rankings based on student reviews and data from the U.S. Department of Education.


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Best Paralegal Associate Degree

#3 in the U.S.

Rankings based on accreditation, tuition rates, and program credit hours.


Best Associate Degree in Graphic Design

Best Associate Degree in Graphic Design

#11 in the U.S.

Rankings based on accreditation, tuition rates, and program credit hours.

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2020 Recognition

WalletHub Best Community Colleges 2020

Best Community Colleges

#1 in Minnesota
#8 in the U.S.

Rankings based on tuition cost, financial aid, student achievement outcomes, and career placement/wages after graduation.


Military Friendly School 2020-2021

Military Friendly School

Rankings based on student retention, graduation, job placement, and completion rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.


Best Online Community College in Minnesota

Best Online Community Colleges

#2 in Minnesota
#20 in the U.S.

Rankings based on retention rate and student achievement outcomes.


Best Colleges 2020 - Grad Reports

Best Associate Degrees in Automotive Technology

#4 in the U.S.

The Diesel Mechanics program was ranked among the best in the nation for median starting salary among graduates.


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Best Associate Degrees in Graphic Design

#5 in the U.S.

The Communication Art & Design program was ranked among the best in the nation for median starting salary among graduates.


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Best Community Colleges in the United States

#27 in the U.S.

Rankings based on student achievement outcomes, cost-to-value, and additional criteria.

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2019 Recognition

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150 - 2021

2021 Aspen Prize Eligible

Top 150 in the U.S.

Eligibility awarded to the Top 150 Community Colleges in the United States. ATCC has been consistently eligible for the award since its inception in 2011.


Best Community Colleges

#2 in Minnesota
#7 in the U.S.

Based on quality and affordability


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Military Friendly School

Rankings based on student retention, graduation, job placement, and completion rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.


Highest Graduation Rates

#1 in Minnesota
#17 in the U.S.

Among 2-year colleges, based on 3-year graduation rates