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Dunwoody College Reflects on a Year of Achievements in 2023

The College Prepares for a Transformative 2024

Dunwoody College of Technology, a leader in hands-on technical education and professional development, achieved significant milestones in 2023. With record-breaking student enrollment, campus expansion, and strategic partnerships, the College reaffirmed its commitment to preparing students for high-demand careers in today’s evolving technological landscape.


Welcomed Largest Freshman Class in Over a Decade

Dunwoody welcomed its largest freshman class in over a decade, marking a 20 percent increase from 2022. This growth underscores the demand for the College’s industry-driven programs, emphasizing its dedication to building a skilled workforce for the future.

ACCE + NAAB Accreditations 

Dunwoody received recognition from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree program was the second program at Dunwoody to receive accreditation through ACCE during the past two years. The Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) program received reaccreditation of its program from NAAB. Dunwoody remains the second institution in Minnesota to offer an accredited Architecture program.

Opening Windows to Innovation

Dunwoody also transformed its campus to enhance the learning experience. The historic renovation project included restoring and replacing a majority of the windows to match the building’s original façade and improve energy efficiency as well as installing new and distinctive signage.

A Changing of the Guard and an Eye on the Future

Last fall President Rich Wagner announced his plan to retire as President of Dunwoody in July 2024. During his eight-year tenure, President Wagner led Dunwoody through a period of remarkable growth and innovation.

Dunwoody’s ambitious “For All Time” $75 million fundraising campaign continues to gain momentum, raising more than $70 million towards its goal. This initiative will strengthen the College’s ability to provide scholarships, expand programs, and address the critical skills gap facing the industry.


Dunwoody enters 2024 with a clear vision for continued success. Key strategies include opening the innovative Center for Cybersecurity & Cloud Engineering, featuring a state-of-the-industry cyber range. This facility will further enhance the College’s ability to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Dunwoody recently named Scott Stallman, Ph.D., to succeed Rich Wagner, Ph.D., as the next President of Dunwoody. Stallman, who is currently the College’s Provost, will begin his role as President in July 2024, following the retirement of Wagner. Stallman has served as Provost at Dunwoody since January 2021.  

Additionally, Dunwoody remains committed to diversifying its student body by attracting more individuals from underserved and under-represented populations into high-demand technical fields. Through initiatives like Pathways to Careers and Women in Technical Careers, the College actively works to build a more inclusive and equitable workforce. With more than $3.9 million in scholarships available, Dunwoody is making technical education accessible for all.


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 individuals, 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 40 majors — including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields — Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined.