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.
School Highlights
  • Normandale Community College serves 9,539 students (42% 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 34% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Normandale Community College is one of 14 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Normandale Community College is Minnesota School of Business-Richfield (2.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Normandale Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 224 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
Normandale Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty224 staff56 staff
Normandale Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Normandale Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Normandale Community College diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,539 students1,302 students
Normandale Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:130:1
Normandale Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,995 students768 students
Normandale Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,544 students534 students
Normandale Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Normandale Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Normandale Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
Normandale Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Normandale Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Normandale Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Normandale Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Normandale Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Normandale Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Normandale Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.45
Normandale Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Normandale Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,100$35,800
Normandale Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,709 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,709 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,709$6,980
Normandale Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,709$7,515
Normandale Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%89%
Normandale Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,023$15,511
Normandale Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,607$7,600
Normandale Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

  • 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
  • Academy College
    Private, for profit
    149 students | 4.20 Mi1600 W 82nd st, Ste 100
    Minneapolis MN  55431
  • 1,493 students | 7.80 Mi1515 Central Parkway
    Saint Paul MN  55121
  • 733 students | 7.90 Mi3500 Federal Dr
    Saint Paul MN  55122
Recent Articles
Learn more about the factors that can influence whether you graduate from community college.
We offer smart advice to students entering community college this fall to ensure they reap the greatest benefits from their time at the college.
Although Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill last year, Arizona lawmakers plan to introduce a new bill allowing guns on college campuses in 2012
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.