Inver Hills Community College

  • 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 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • 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 34% over five years.
Inver Hills Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty139 staff51 staff
Inver Hills Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 30:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,958 students1,302 students
Inver Hills Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:130:1
Inver Hills Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,996 students768 students
Inver Hills Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,962 students534 students
Inver Hills Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Inver Hills Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Inver Hills Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Inver Hills Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Inver Hills Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Inver Hills Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Inver Hills Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Inver Hills Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Inver Hills Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Inver Hills Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups 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.0.410.45
Inver Hills Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Inver Hills Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,500$35,800
Inver Hills Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,272 is less than the state average of $6,979. 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 $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,272$6,979
Inver Hills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,272$7,514
Inver Hills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%89%
Inver Hills Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,200$15,511
Inver Hills Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,894$7,600
Inver Hills Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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