Hennepin Technical College

  • Hennepin Technical College's mission is to provide quality technical education needed for employment in an ever-changing global work environment.
School Highlights
  • Hennepin Technical College serves 7,409 students (19% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Hennepin Technical College is one of 13 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Hennepin Technical College is North Hennepin Community College (1.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Hennepin Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 235 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Hennepin Technical College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty235 staff56 staff
Hennepin Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Hennepin Technical College has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The Hennepin Technical College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment7,409 students1,302 students
Hennepin Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:130:1
Hennepin Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,406 students768 students
Hennepin Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,407 students534 students
Hennepin Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hennepin Technical College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Hennepin Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Hennepin Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hennepin Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hennepin Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hennepin Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hennepin Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Hennepin Technical College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Hennepin Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.45
Hennepin Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hennepin Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$35,400
Hennepin Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $174 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $174 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$174$6,980
Hennepin Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$174$7,515
Hennepin Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%90%
Hennepin Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$15,511
Hennepin Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,600
Hennepin Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%78%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Audio Club, Dental Assistant, Fluid Power Club, HTC IOPP Student Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Who Care, Student Senate, Veterans Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The main goal of Hennepin Technical College (HTC) is to provide educational opportunities for employment for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Campuses located in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie provide students with over 150 awards to choose from. Students can attend college part-time or full-time. Courses are offered in many career majors during the day, as well as, during the evenings, and on weekends. Workforce education division offers training for business and industry throughout the metro area. Students who attend HTC come with varied backgrounds and average age is 29.  Some have no prior job or college experience, some have attended other schools, some are training for a new career, and others are upgrading their skills for career advancement. All students have one thing in common-they are receiving an education that will help them become more employable. Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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Did You Know?
For Minneapolis public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,528 per year for in-state students and $8,528 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,622 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Minneapolis community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minneapolis is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.