North Hennepin Community College

Tel: (763)424-0702
  • North Hennepin Community College is committed to educating a diverse community of learners to maximize their intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
School Highlights
  • North Hennepin Community College serves 7,384 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • North Hennepin Community College is one of 14 community colleges within Hennepin County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Hennepin Technical College (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
North Hennepin Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty161 staff56 staff
North Hennepin Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,384 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,384 students1,302 students
North Hennepin Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio46:130:1
North Hennepin Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,034 students768 students
North Hennepin Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,350 students534 students
North Hennepin Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Hennepin Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Hennepin Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
North Hennepin Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
North Hennepin Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Hennepin Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
North Hennepin Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
North Hennepin Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
North Hennepin Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
North Hennepin Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.45
North Hennepin Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Hennepin Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$35,800
North Hennepin Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,358 is less than the state average of $6,980. The in-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,358 is less than the state average of $7,515. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,358$6,980
North Hennepin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,358$7,515
North Hennepin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes$168.20 online credi
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%91%
North Hennepin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,635$15,511
North Hennepin Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,471$7,600
North Hennepin Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1963 the Minnesota Legislature created the Minnesota State Junior College Board and provided for 15 colleges, including on that was to be located in the Northwest area of Hennepin County. North Hennepin Junior College opened its doors to 414 students in the year 1966. North Hennepin State Junior College changed its name to North Hennepin Community College in the year 1973. North Hennepin Community College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota ' a rapidly growing Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb. The College serves the Northwest metropolitan area including the communities of Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin, Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Crystal, Plymouth, Minneapolis, Fridley, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Coon Rapids, Corcoran, Rogers, St. Michael, Buffalo, Rogers, Elk River, Monticello, Dayton and others. At North Hennepin you can earn your Associate Degree Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree Associate in Science (A.S.) degree Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Most of our classes are designed to allow you to transfer credits to four-year colleges and universities. The Center for Training and Development offers non-credit continuing education and customized training programs. North Hennepin makes it possible for students to continue working while taking classes with every-Other weekend college, accelerated programs, web enhanced programs, online programs, flexible-hour programs and off-campus classes offered at our Wright County Center.

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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.