North Hennepin Community College
Conveniently located on a beautiful campus bustling with activity and rich with diversity in the northwest metropolitan area, North Hennepin Community College offers a variety of programs with flexible scheduling options, small class sizes, and affordable tuition. Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve educational and career goals.
CampusesCity: Brooklyn Park
Conveniently located in the northwest metropolitan area in Brooklyn Park, near major highways and directly on the bus line, North Hennepin Community College is proud to be one of the most diverse and welcoming campuses in the state.
- Nearly 70 two-year degrees and short-term certificates designed to easily transfer to four-year universities or prepare students for the workplace, as well as bachelor's degree options through four-year universities at NHCC's campus, and continuing education and customized training packages for professionals and employers
- Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission with specialized accreditations in accounting, business, business and computer systems management, histotechnology, medical laboratory technician, nursing, paralegal, and online programs
- Expert faculty, helpful staff, and an array of student resources-including 1:1 advising, college transition programs, tutoring, career resources, personal counseling, and more to help students succeed
- Named one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by The Aspen Institute in 2014
- One of the lowest tuition rates in the state with financial aid resources to help qualified students pay for college, including scholarships through the North Hennepin Community College Foundation
- Evening and weekend scheduling, accelerated courses, online options, credit for prior learning, and a satellite location in Buffalo cater to busy lifestyles
- State-of-the-art facilities include NHCC's recently expanded Center for Business and Technology with the latest in multimedia technology, computer lab equipment, and live-streaming classrooms; and its new Bioscience and Health Careers Center will feature STEM labs and high-tech spaces for biology, chemistry, nursing, medical lab technician, and undergraduate research programs
- Opportunities within Student Life clubs and organizations, service learning, study abroad, honors program, and undergraduate research provide leadership development, professional networks, global perspectives, and lifelong friendships
- Information sessions and campus tours are available any Monday or Friday at 10:00 am or Tuesday at 5:30pm
Student enrollment and demographics
- Total number of students served: 11,022
- Full-time students: 28.1%
- Part-time students: 71.9%
- Percent female: 56%
- Percent male: 43%
- Percent students of color: 41%
Liberal arts and sciences, nursing, business administration, law enforcement, paralegal, accounting
Entrepreneurship, histotechnology, medical laboratory technician, creative writing, studio arts, theatre, music, application programming, construction management, fitness, individualized studies, pre-engineering, American sign language, chemical laboratory assistant, Spanish language, web graphic design and programming and e-commerce, honors, service learning, study abroad, undergraduate research, baccalaureate offerings, continuing education and customized training packages
Metro Transit routes 723 and 724 services Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and downtown Minneapolis. NHCC students may purchase discounted bus passes for unlimited ridership each semester at the NHCC Bookstore. The Bottineau Transitway could soon be another means of transportation for NHCC students.
NHCC has two entrances with large parking lots -- on the east off 85th Avenue North and the west off West Broadway.
North Hennepin Community College has an open admissions policy. You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or GED. You don't need to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered for general admission.
Simply complete the online application, pay the $20 non-refundable application fee, provide your high school transcript or GED certificate, and supply any official transcripts from previously attended non-MnSCU institutions. Transcripts from MnSCU institutions are automatically retrieved for your convenience.
Some programs have additional admissions requirements, such as nursing, histotechnology, and medical laboratory technology. Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and international students also have specific admissions processes.
Please check www.nhcc.edu for complete details.
North Hennepin Community College offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees as well as credit and non-credit certificates. Many students choose North Hennepin for the first two years of their four-year degree, taking advantage of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum that makes transfer of credits easy.
Partnerships with four-year institutions make it possible for you to stay on the NHCC campus to earn your baccalaureate degree in business, business administration, biochemistry and biotechnology, construction management, operations management, medical laboratory science, and nursing.
- Associate in Applied Science
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Associate of Fine Arts
Tuition & finance
Tuition and Fees (2012-2013): $5,447
FAFSA Code: 002370
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
Whether you're interested in student government, multicultural groups, sports or theater, NHCC has a club or organization to fit your world view. Exhibit your work in our art gallery. Sing with concert, community, or chamber choirs or perform with a jazz ensemble. Get involved with award-winning literary and arts magazine Under Construction, or the non-fiction collection of student cultural narratives Realities. Participate in recreational activities.
There are always new and exciting opportunities to become involved in Student Life and enhance your college experience!
- Career Services
- Counseling Center
- Disability Services
- Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
- Emergency Contact System
- Financial Aid
- Fitness Center
- Food Service/Dining Services
- International Student Services
- Scholarship Foundation
- Student Advising
- Student Employment Services
- Student Success Office
- Technology Center
- Transfer Assistance
- TRIO Student Support Services
- Tutoring/Writing Services
- Veterans Services
- Building Inspection Technology Assn
- Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Club
- Paralegal Student Association
- Art and Design
- Literary & Arts Magazine
- Non-Fiction Magazine Realities
- Student Art Exhibitions
- Open Gym/Weight Room
- Honors Society
- Phi Theta Kappa
- 5K Race
- Club Flag Football
- Club Hockey
- Club Soccer
- Club Volleyball
- Indoor Soccer
- Recreational Activities
- Ultimate Frisbee
- African and African American Student Org
- Anthropology Club
- Christian Student Organization
- Collegiate DECA
- Creative Writers Club
- Environmental Association
- Future Health & Fitness Professionals
- GLBTA Alliance
- Hmong Students Club
- Multicultural Student Club
- Muslim Student Association
- Science Unification Realization Growth
- Spanish Club
- Student Anime & Game Club
- Student Nurses Association
- Student Organizations
- Student Volunteer Club
- Students for Peace
- Study Break Dance Club
- Veterans Student Association
- Student Senate
- Chamber Singers
- Community Choir
- Concert Choir
- Jazz Ensemble