Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights

1345 Mendota Heights Road
Saint Paul, 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 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is one of 6 community colleges within Dakota County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis (0.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 75% over five years.
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff56 staff
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights has declined by 50% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 48% over five years.
Total Enrollment150 students1,302 students
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio8:130:1
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students76 students768 students
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students74 students534 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 Score0.580.45
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 $16,383. The private state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,140$16,383
Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%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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