Inver Hills Community College

Tel: (651)450-3000
5,895 students
Public institution
Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college committed to continuously improving student understanding and capabilities that help students lead purposeful lives, contribute to a vital social and economic community, and pursue lifelong learning.
School Highlights:
Inver Hills Community College serves 5,895 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Inver Hills Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
The nearest community college is Northwest Technical Institute (4.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 141 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Inver Hills Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 141 staff
61 staff
Inver Hills Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,895 has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 65% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,895 students 1,296 students
Inver Hills Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
Inver Hills Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,117 students
814 students
Inver Hills Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,778 students
1,040 students
Inver Hills Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Inver Hills Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Inver Hills Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Inver Hills Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Inver Hills Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Inver Hills Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Inver Hills Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Inver Hills Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Inver Hills Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Inver Hills Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.68
Inver Hills Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,272 $5,660
Inver Hills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,272 $10,250
Inver Hills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
Inver Hills Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering over 20 degree options including liberal education courses (A.A.) that lead to transfer to four-year colleges and career-related degrees (A.S., A.A.S.) in leading occupational areas such as nursing, computers, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency health care, and more. The 90-acre campus includes eight modern buildings that fit naturally into the surrounding wooded hills and wetlands. The campus is located just off Highway 52 at 80th Street in Inver Grove Heights. More than 1,200 course sections are scheduled each year in 50 academic disciplines. About half meet evenings, late afternoons, and weekends so working people can attend. Traditionally about half of Inver Hills students are working adults and part-time learners. With distinctive architecture and separate buildings, the campus has a small-college look and feel about it. The physical setting seems a natural complement to the college's student-centered philosophy and emphasis on academic support, learning assistance, and personal development.

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