Normandale Community College
- As an urban community college serving primarily the southwest metropolitan region of the Twin Cities, Normandale prepares students for full participation in our diverse communities, creates pathways to other college programs, and builds community connections.
Normandale Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 224 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Normandale Community College||(MN) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||224 staff||56 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,539 students||1,302 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||43:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,995 students||768 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,544 students||534 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$40,100||$35,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Normandale Community College is an urban two-year college serving primarily the communities of the southwestern metropolitan region of the Twin Cities. Established in 1968, the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 10,000 students from diverse backgrounds take courses at the college annually. Our career programs prepare students for full employment in fields such as Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Business, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, Dietetics, Computer Technology, Accounting and many other areas. We offer developmental courses designed to improve academic skills required for successful performance in college-level courses. Continuing education and customized training opportunities are provided through a variety of non-credit courses offered through the Normandale Center for Opportunity. Normandale Community College will serve as a regional higher education center, working closely with its communities to meet changing needs through innovative and responsive programs and quality teaching. We will inspire learners to develop skills and interests that will enrich their lives and shape their futures.
- The nearest community college to Normandale Community College is Minnesota School of Business-Richfield (2.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 763 students | 2.90 Mi1401 W 76 St
Minneapolis,  MN  55423
- 216 students | 4.10 Mi7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
Eden Prairie,  MN  55344
- 149 students | 4.20 Mi1600 W 82nd st, Ste 100
Minneapolis,  MN  55431
- 733 students | 7.90 Mi3500 Federal Dr
Saint Paul,  MN  55122
- 1,070 students | 10.10 Mi818 Dunwoody Blvd
Minneapolis,  MN  55403
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.