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About the Campus

Our Detroit Lakes campus offers a broad array of career programs that provide hands-on preparation for growing market demands in Minnesota lakes country and throughout the region. Programs unique to the Detroit Lakes campus include Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Business Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Marine Engine Technology and Power Sports Technology. If your goal is a bachelor's degree, you can start at M State - Detroit Lakes with our Associate of Arts transfer degree that allows you to complete the first two years of your four-year degree. In all our programs, our low faculty-to-student ratios provide you with the opportunity for one-on-one attention from instructors, while exceptional student support services help you achieve academic success. Start here, go anywhere!

  • Campus food service available
  • Child care available
  • Student organizations - Student Senate, SkillsUSA, Native American Student Association
  • Support services available to promote academic success

RSVP for a new student Assessment and Registration session on the Detroit Lakes campus.

 

The Community

The beautiful Detroit Lakes area has 412 lakes within a 25-mile radius and offers some of Minnesota's premier outdoor recreation. Summer is the busy time in lakes country with fishing, water sports, golfing on 14 challenging area courses and some of the largest events in the world. The 4th of July brings thousands to the city's mile-long beach to enjoy the water, fun and free fireworks show. In August, the city hosts WE Fest, the world's largest outdoor country music festival. The fall and winter bring ice fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. The community has a vibrant downtown district, and it's a short drive to the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

Detroit Lakes has a population of approximately 8,600 in the off-season and 30,000 in the summer. For more information about recreation, events and lodging in the area, visit Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce.



 

Distinctive Programs at Detroit Lakes

Center of Excellence for technical and flexible education

Choosing a college that will help you reach your goals is one of the most important decisions you will make in the course of your education. You want a college that offers the programs you need and will help you continue to pursue your goals after graduation. Our goal at M State - Detroit Lakes is to meet the needs of all our students with a variety of distinctive programs and services and to help each of our students reach their own ultimate goals.

PowerSports Technology: Master the mechanics of high-performance vehicles. Work with industry experts to service motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and more.

Marine Engine Technology: Join one of the Midwest's only programs where students receive a degree in boat engine design and repair.

Radiological Technology: Enter the medical field. Learn to assist radiologists in providing a high level of radiological expertise to patients in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, nursing homes and other health care settings.

Computer Network Security: Learn how to manage and secure computer networks to prevent malicious hackers from stealing or destroying sensitive information.

Web Development: Discover the untapped potential of the Internet. Study the structure and design of websites so that you can create pages for public, personal, and commercial use.

While the programs above, and the dozens more offered at Detroit Lakes, may seem to appeal to completely different people, there is one aspect that holds together everyone at our campus: Entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Entrepreneurial Focus

Students in the dozens of programs offered at M State - Detroit Lakes are linked by an entrepreneurial spirit - a drive and desire to be the best you can be as an employee, or the motivation to launch a business and work for yourself. We strive to unite all of our programs and services with that one common thread ... with the proper education and desire, you can travel down any path you wish.

 

The Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center

An entrepreneurial spirit exists outside the classroom, as well. The Business & Entrepreneurial Services Center at M State - Detroit Lakes has close connections with the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and many community projects. If you want to use your education to start a small business, we can help. Idea incubation, networking and solid business advice are available to current students and graduates.

Of course, your preparation within the classroom is still of the highest priority. Academics at M State will always be our central focus. And no matter what your major is, you can depend on us to deliver a world-class experience within this wonderful Minnesota community.

 

Facility Information

Building Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Bookstore Hours:

Library Hours:

 

Contact M State - Detroit Lakes

Address:
900 Hwy 34 E
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Local: 218.846.3700
Toll Free: 800.492.4836
Fax: 218.846.3794


 

Directions to Campus

Traveling WEST into Detroit Lakes on US- 10, from the EAST:

Enter the city on US -10 West to the first four-way stop light. Turn RIGHT on Kris Street, cross over the railroad tracks, turning left onto Randolph Road and go 0.9 miles to the stop sign at Roosevelt Ave. Turn right and go .05 miles north, to the second stop light, turn RIGHT on MN-34, go 0.2 miles, arriving at the M State Campus, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes.


Traveling WEST into Detroit Lakes on US- 34, from the EAST:

Enter the city on US-34 West, to the Cenex Station, M State is located on your right, arriving at the campus, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes.


Traveling EAST into Detroit Lakes on US-10, from the WEST:

Enter the city on US-10 East to the stop light intersection of US-10 & US-59. Turn LEFT and go 0.2 miles over the bridge, turn RIGHT on MN-34 and go 1.1 miles, arriving at the M State Campus, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes.


Traveling NORTH into Detroit Lakes on US- 59, from the SOUTH:

Enter the city on US-59 to the stop light intersection of US-59 & US-10. Proceed ahead and go 0.2 miles over the bridge, turn RIGHT on MN-34 and go 1.1 miles, arriving at the M State Campus, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes.


Traveling SOUTH into Detroit Lakes on US- 59, from the NORTH:

Enter the city on US-59 to the intersection of US-59 & MN-34. Turn LEFT on MN-34 and go 1.1 miles, arriving at the M State Campus, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes.


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Last modified: March 19th, 2012 at 10:44am