Inver Hills Community College

Tel: (651)450-3000
5,958 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 5,958 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Inver Hills Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 139 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Inver Hills Community College (MN) Community College Avg.
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 139 staff 51 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,958 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,958 students 1,091 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 43:1 33:1
# Full-Time Students 1,996 students 667 students
# Part-Time Students 3,962 students 534 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
5%
5%
% Hispanic
7%
4%
% Black
6%
7%
% White
76%
75%
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
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. 0.41 0.43

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $5,693. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $7,741. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,272 $5,693
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,272 $7,741
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72% 91%
Source: 2014 (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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