• 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 9,420 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,420 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,709
  • Out-state tuition: $5,709
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • 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 104% over five years.
Normandale Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 stayed the same over five years.
The Normandale Community College diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,420 students
2,500 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,641 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,779 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
677 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,641 students
1,058 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,779 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
9%
7%
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% Hispanic
11%
7%
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% Black
10%
9%
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% White
62%
69%
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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
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.50
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
22%
32%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
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 $5,701. 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 $6,336. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,709
$5,701
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,709
$6,336
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,750
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,752
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
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: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Normandale Community College cost?

Normandale Community College's tuition is approximately $5,709 for In-State students and $5,709 for Out-State students.

What is Normandale Community College's ranking?

Normandale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,420 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,709
  • Out-state tuition: $5,709
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Hennepin County, MN private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hennepin County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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