• 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 6,198 students (32% 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 56% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,198 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,358
  • Out-state tuition: $4,358
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 290 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
North Hennepin Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
290 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Hennepin Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The North Hennepin Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,198 students
2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,976 students
1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,222 students
1,416 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of North Hennepin Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
481 students
348 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,976 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,222 students
1,062 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
17 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
16%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
7%
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% Black
22%
12%
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% White
44%
63%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.72
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.57%
2.61%
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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)
$39,200
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,358 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,358 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,358
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,358
$6,082
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Tuition Notes
$168.20 online credi
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,050
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,790
$6,747
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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 Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Hennepin Community College cost?

North Hennepin Community College's tuition is approximately $4,358 for In-State students and $4,358 for Out-State students.

What is North Hennepin Community College's ranking?

North Hennepin Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,198 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,358
  • Out-state tuition: $4,358
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Hennepin County, MN 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 0.60, 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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