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Inver Hills Community College Photo #1 - Inver Hills Commencement Spring 2018
  • 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 4,071 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,071 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,272
  • Out-state tuition: $5,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Inver Hills Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 232 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Inver Hills Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
232 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Inver Hills Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Inver Hills Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,071 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,515 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,556 students
1,424 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Inver Hills Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Inver Hills Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
267 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,515 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,556 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
6%
6%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
8%
9%
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% White
69%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.50
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Inver Hills Community College and the community college average diversity score of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.87%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,500
$36,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Inver Hills Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,272
$5,427
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Inver Hills Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,272
$6,082
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Inver Hills Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Inver Hills Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,321
$12,264
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Inver Hills Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,214
$6,747
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Inver Hills Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Inver Hills Community College cost?

Inver Hills Community College's tuition is approximately $5,272 for In-State students and $5,272 for Out-State students.

What is Inver Hills Community College's ranking?

Inver Hills Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Least expensive tuition and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

School Calendar

View the Inver Hills Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • First Day of Spring Classes January 09, 2023 (Monday)
  • Spring Break (no classes, college open) March 06, 2023 (Monday)
  • First Day of Summer Classes (Sessions I, II) May 30, 2023 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,071 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,272
  • Out-state tuition: $5,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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