Dunwoody in the News Technical Education

Recent rankings highlight value of a Dunwoody education

Dunwoody named Best for Hands-On Education in Minnesota

New rankings from two online sources have identified Dunwoody as a top college, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Best for Hands-On Education recently named Dunwoody College of Technology as “Best for Hands-On Education” on its Best Colleges in Minnesota 2022 list.

Editorial staff assessed more than a 150 universities and colleges, and programs were evaluated on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. Intelligent Scores were calculated on a scale from 0 to 100. A complete explanation of the ranking methodology is posted online. is a free, privately-supported website that’s editorially independent.

With an Intelligent Score of 74.21, Dunwoody was highlighted for its emphasis on hands-on education, which has been a hallmark of the College since it’s founding in 1914.

Best Accredited Colleges – Rankings

In addition, Dunwoody was also ranked No. 14 in the Nation by on its “Best HVAC Associate Degree Programs” list and No. 13 in the Nation on the “Best Construction Management Associate Degree Programs” list.  

Dunwoody provides three HVAC degree programs: HVAC Installation & Residential Service, HVACR Systems Servicing, and Sheet Metal & HVAC Installation. Graduates from all three programs receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and have a program placement rate of 100% are accredited by HVAC Excellence.  

Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management Associate of Applied Science degree program also has a program placement rate of 100%.

The ranking lists are created using a proprietary ranking system that includes data from the U.S. Department of Education and individual program details. Rankings only include accredited, non-profit schools, and include the following criteria: financial aid, tuition, retention rates, student-faculty ratio, admittance rates, support and resources, loan default rates, and graduation rates.

About Dunwoody College of Technology

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.