Top Dakota County Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 6 top community colleges in Dakota County, Minnesota, serving 11,735 students.
  • Dakota County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 33:1.

Top Dakota County Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • 1515 Central Parkway
    Saint Paul MN  55121
    (651)846-2882

    1,493 students
  • 1300 145th Street East
    Rosemount MN  55068

    2,910 students
  • 2500 80th St E
    Inver Grove Heights MN  55076
    (651)450-3000

    5,958 students
  • 1315 Mendota Heights Road
    Saint Paul MN  55120
    (651)675-4700

    491 students
  • 3500 Federal Dr
    Saint Paul MN  55122
    (651)687-9000

    733 students
  • 1345 Mendota Heights Road
    Saint Paul MN  55120
    (651)905-3400

    150 students
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