• 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 9,743 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,743 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,709
  • Out-state tuition: $5,709
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 459 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Normandale Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
459 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Normandale Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The Normandale Community College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,743 students
2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,050 students
1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,693 students
1,416 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Normandale Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
8%
6%
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% Hispanic
11%
7%
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% Black
17%
13%
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% White
55%
63%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.57
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College Completion Rate
25%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$40,100
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,709 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,709 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,709
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,709
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,841
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,309
$7,309
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,743 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,709
  • Out-state tuition: $5,709
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Hennepin County, MN public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,898 per year for in-state students and $3,898 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,075 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hennepin County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Hennepin County, MN is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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