Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college providing specialized technical and liberal arts/transfer majors to students. The institute was founded on January 1, 1997, with a merger between Worthington Community College and Southwestern Technical College. Minnesota West is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The Granite Falls Campus take prides in its quality education with accessibility for many diverse types of students. Apart from the Granite Falls Campus, Minnesota West also operates other campuses such as Canby Campus, Pipestone Campus, Worthington Campus, and Jackson Campus.