Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights

1345 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Tel: (651)905-3400
  • Brown College is dedicated to providing quality programs, like our visual communication program, that are sound in concept, implemented by competent and dedicated faculty, and geared to serve those seeking a solid foundation in knowledge and skills required to obtain employment in their chosen fields. Brown has campuses in Mendota Heights (Minneapolis/St. Paul) and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
School Highlights
  • Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights serves 150 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is one of 6 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 18 staff 51 staff
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 150 has declined by 79% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 150 students 1,302 students
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 33:1
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 76 students 768 students
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 74 students 534 students
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.58 0.44
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,900 $35,800
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,140 is less than the state average of $16,367. The private state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $13,140 $16,367
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 91%
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $28,542 $15,511
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,015 $7,600
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1946, Brown College is a recognized leader in private post-secondary education. At Brown College our goal is to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills and hands-on training needed to succeed in many of today's popular fields. We are dedicated to providing quality programs that are sound in concept, implemented by an outstanding faculty, and geared towards those seeking a solid educational foundation for employment in their chosen fields. Brown has enjoyed huge success training and graduating students in technology, design, and broadcast fields for over 50 years. We are proud of this legacy and invite you to join us as you are setting your own career goals. With campuses in both Mendota Heights and Brooklyn Center, you are sure to find a location convenient for you. Program availability differs by location. Whether you're interested in a visual communication program, or the fast-growing IT, software development, or want to launch a career in Criminal Justice, Business Management or the Radio or Television Broadcast fields, Brown College has a program designed to propel you into the job marketplace with confidence and capability. Brown's programs emphasize hands-on training that is relevant to the needs of current employers. They also focus on areas that offer strong long-term employment opportunities to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge they will need to obtain a position in today's demanding market.

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