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North Hennepin Community College

Students enjoying North Hennepin Community College's new Bioscience & Health Careers Center.
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.

School Highlights

One of the most welcoming and diverse campuses in Minnesota, North Hennepin Community College is located 15 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis in the sprawling city of Brooklyn Park. For more than 50 years, NHCC has been engaging students and changing lives.

  • With one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, NHCC awards more than $36 million in financial aid to students each year.
  • NHCC's University Center provides access for students to complete a bachelor's degree program through partnerships with well-known state universities at our Brooklyn Park campus.
  • Award-winning Bioscience & Health Careers Center equipped with high-tech STEM labs and ample meeting spaces for student collaboration.
  • More than 74% of NHCC students attend college part-time with flexible class schedule options, including online, evenings, weekends, and accelerated programs.
  • With an average class size of 22, NHCC students receive hands-on instruction from expert faculty
  • More than 200 former military men and women attend NHCC and receive support through our Veterans Resource Center.
  • Beginning in the fall of 2016, NHCC will be partnering with Fairview Health Services to provide a low-cost on-campus health services clinic for its students.
  • NHCC has something for everyone by offering more than 60 degree and certificate programs and hosting 23 student clubs and organizations.

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 10,737
  • Full-time students: 28%
  • Part-time students: 71%
  • Percent female: 56%
  • Percent male: 43%
  • Percent students of color: 44%

Largest Programs

Liberal Arts, Pre-Nursing, Business Administration, Computer Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Accounting

Unique Programs

American Sign Language, Building Inspection Technology, Construction Management, Corporate Wellness, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercise Science, Film, Health Sciences, Human Services, Graphic Design, History, Law Enforcement, Math, Medical Laboratory Technology, Music, Paralegal, Pre-Engineering, Project Management, Public Works, Spanish Language, Studio Arts, Theatre, Web Graphic Design and Programming and E-Commerce


The college has no on-campus housing.


• Bus
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.


• Off Street
NHCC has two entrances with large parking lots -- on the east off 85th Avenue North and the west off West Broadway.


Admission requirements

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 for complete details.


Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to North Hennepin Community College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


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.

Students who wish to stay at North Hennepin and earn a bachelor's degree now have the option to do so. NHCC's newly formed University Center provides access for students to complete select four-year degree programs thorugh partnerships with well-known state universities. Start here and finish here with NHCC's University Center.

Program Title Award
.NET Programming CERT
Academic English Language Proficiency CERT
Accounting AS
Accounting Essentials CERT
Accounting Technology AAS
American Sign Language CERT
Application Programming CERT
Biology AS
Building Inspection CERT
Business Administration AS
Business Communications and Technology Essentials CERT
Business Computer Systems and Management AS
Business Computer Systems and Management AAS
Business Principles CERT
Chemical Laboratory Assistant CERT
Chemistry AS
Computer Science AS
Construction Management CERT
Construction Management and Supervision AS
Corporate Wellness AS
Creative Writing AFA
Criminal Justice AS
Desktop Publishing Essentials CERT
E-Commerce Essentials CERT
E-Commerce Professional CERT
Education AS
Entrepreneurship AAS
Entrepreneurship CERT
Exercise Science AS
Finance Management AAS
Finance and Investments CERT
Fitness AS
Game Programming CERT
General Accounting CERT
Graphic Design AS
Health Sciences Broad Field AS
Histotechnology AAS
Human Services AS
Individualized Studies AS
Internet Programming CERT
Law Enforcement AS
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
Management AAS
Management CERT
Marketing AAS
Marketing and Sales CERT
Mathematics AS
Medical Lab Technology AAS
Microsoft Office Administrative Professional CERT
Microsoft Office Essentials CERT
Microsoft Office Fundamentals CERT
Microsoft Office Specialist CERT
Microsoft Office Technical Professional CERT
Music AFA
Nursing (MANE) AS
Object-Oriented Programming CERT
Paralegal AS
Paralegal CERT
Personal Trainer CERT
Physical Education AS
Pre-Engineering AS
Project Management Essentials CERT
Public Works CERT
Sales CERT
Small Business Accounting CERT
Spanish Language CERT
Studio Arts AFA
Theatre AFA
Web Graphic Design, Programming and e-Commerce CERT
Wellness Coach CERT
Word Processing Essentials CERT

The following degrees are available from North Hennepin Community College

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Certificate

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees USD5,459.00
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 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 or NHCC's Foundation Office about available scholarships.

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
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.

Student loans
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.

Tax credits
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 the Financial Aid office or the Advising Center for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to

Campus Life

An array of student clubs and organizations, diversity initiatives, student government and leadership opportunities, honors programs, performing and visual art events, health and wellness activities, intramural and extramural sports, literary publications, and more

  • Access Services
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Diversity and Equity Center
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Health Services
  • International Student Services
  • Library
  • Public Safety
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Office
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • "SURGE" Science Club
  • Anthropology Club
  • Construction Mngt Org
  • Math Club
  • Paralegal Student Association
  • Student Nurses Association
Arts and literature
  • Knights of the Quill
  • Non-Fiction Magazine Realities
  • Student Art Exhibitions
  • Student Research Journal(Northern Light)
  • Under Construction Magazine
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • American Indian Education Initiative
  • Asian Heritage Initiative
  • Black Men's Leadership Movement
  • Global Salam
  • Latino Success Initiative
  • Pan-African Student Association
Gender and sexuality
  • LGBT Club
  • Women on Wednesdays
Health and fitness
  • Open Gym/Weight Room
Honorary societies
  • Honors Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa
Personal development
  • L.E.A.D Series
  • Weak Yet Strong
Recreational and club sports
  • 5K Race
  • Badminton
  • Club Basketball
  • Club Flag Football
  • Club Hockey
  • Club Soccer
  • Club Volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Recreational Activities
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Social organizations
  • Christian Student Organization
  • Environmental Association
  • FMR Soccer Club
  • Francophone Student Association
  • Hip Hop Culture Club
  • Hmong Student Club
  • Multicultural Student Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Programming Board
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Anime & Game Club
  • Student Sports Association
  • Student Volunteer Club
  • Study Break Dance Club
  • Veterans Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association
Student government
  • Student Senate
Theater, dance, music
  • Chamber Singers
  • Community Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Music/Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
Brooklyn Park
North Hennepin Community College
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Toll-Free: (800) 818-0395
Local: (763) 424-0724
TTY: (800) 627-3529

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