Minnesota Trucking Schools

About Trucking Schools in Minnesota
Total Schools:
21
Undergraduate Programs:
14
Graduate Programs:
3
Average Acceptance Rate:
44%
Average Tuition Cost:
$8,925
Average Loan Amount:
$6,294
Average Scholarship Award:
$3,668
Average Classroom Size:
21 Students

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Earning a trucking or diesel technology degree in Minnesota can prepare you for an exciting new career in a growing, dynamic field. In total, there are 13 Minnesota schools that offer diesel mechanic and trucking programs. With an average tuition cost of $5,493, school is generally very affordable. The average scholarship award in Minnesota is $764.

The Minnesota Trucking Association awards scholarships to trucking and diesel students. You can apply for these scholarships regardless of which school you attend. The scholarships they award include the Truck Driving School Fund, the Diesel Technician Fund, and the General Studies Fund.

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The Minnesota Trucking Association awards scholarships to trucking and diesel students. You can apply for these scholarships regardless of which school you attend. The scholarships they award include the Truck Driving School Fund, the Diesel Technician Fund, and the General Studies Fund.

Comparing Truck Driving Schools in Minnesota

Whether you plan on studying diesel technology or truck driving, you may want to consider each school's program length to find a program that fits into your schedule. If you study diesel technology, you may be able to complete two different types of programs. You may be able to complete a certificate program in one year or less. Other schools offer longer programs that have more hands-on training. has an Associate's degree program that can be completed in two years.



Many truck driving programs take four to six weeks. However, if you're looking to spread out your education over a longer time frame, Minnesota has several schools that allow you to do just that! has an eight-week program. This college even helps all of their students find jobs before they graduate, so they have a 100% job placement rate.

Life in the Minnesota Trucking Industry

Of course, one of the first questions you may have when you begin a new career is how much money you can earn.

Below you can find a graph explaining how the Minnesota trucking and diesel mechanic salaries compare to the trucking average nationwide. All data retrieved from (2015).





You can start your career as a truck driver or diesel mechanic after completing your education. In Minnesota, some of the largest trucking employers are Viessman Trucking, C.R. England, and MCT Transportation LLC. You can look for jobs with trucking companies, repair shops, and dealerships. In Minnesota, you can look forward to a strong job outlook. anticipates the need for truck drivers to increase by 23%, and they expect the need for to increase by 14%.

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(Alexandria,
MN)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,817 Tuition Cost
$745 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Alexandria Technical College
(Alexandria,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Brainerd,
MN)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,773 Tuition Cost
$866 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(White Bear Lake,
MN)
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$4,818 Tuition Cost
(Saint Bonifacius,
MN)
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$22,100 Tuition Cost
$9,399 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Dakota County Tech College
(Rosemount,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Heavy Metal Truck Training
(Nowport,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(St. Paul,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Duluth,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$4,418 Tuition Cost
(Rochester,
MN)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
(Saint Paul,
MN)
• Medium Campus
• Urban Setting
$6,329 Tuition Cost
$800 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Winona,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$5,353 Tuition Cost
(Winona,
MN)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$5,353 Tuition Cost
(Fergus Falls,
MN)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Medium Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,824 Tuition Cost
$1,269 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
(Pipestone,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Granite Falls,
MN)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$5,146 Tuition Cost
$275 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Thief River Falls,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$4,950 Tuition Cost
(Austin,
MN)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$4,950 Tuition Cost
$663 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Collegeville,
MN)
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$34,838 Tuition Cost
$18,297 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(North Mankato,
MN)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$4,836 Tuition Cost
$695 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Transportation Center for Excellence
(St. Cloud,
MN)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Financial Aid Available Campus