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Hibbing Community College

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Hibbing Community College - Education that Works! Hibbing Community College offers a mix of traditional liberal arts courses and innovative career programs to prepare students for transfer or immediate employment. Students will find a wide range of opportunities to nurture their strengths and a supportive, welcoming environment. HCC is set in the heart of Hibbing, MN, a vibrant town with a variety of recreational activities and cultural activities to take advantage of!

School Highlights

Hibbing Community College  -  Education that Works! HCC offers a mix of traditional liberal arts courses and innovative career programs to prepare students for transfer or immediate employment. Students will find a wide range of opportunities to nurture their strengths and a welcoming environment for all ages and stages of professional development.

  • Variety of academic- and career-related clubs, student government, Skills USA, environmental group, service learning, choir, varsity and intramural athletics and more.
  • Women's volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, men's basketball, baseball and golf; coed club soccer.
  • The college has convenient furnished on-campus housing.
  •  Student to instructor ratio of 23:1
  • Brand new state of the art Simulation Center for Nursing (RN) students
  • Programs that can be completed in as little as 9 months! 
  • 5 different simulators for use in Industrial Programs
  • New Chemistry and Biology Labs in 2013
  • Financial Aid scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Hands on based programs 
  • Instructors with experience and extensive knowledge in their field


Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 1,868
  • Full-time students: 61%
  • Part-time students: 39%
  • Percent female: 55%
  • Percent male: 44%
  • Percent students of color: 13%

Largest Programs

Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Fine Arts, Secretary Receptionist, Administrative Asst., Legal Administrative Asst., Medical Administrative Asst, CISCO Networking, IT Networking and Security, Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement, Dental Assistant, Gerontology/Eldercare, Medical Coding, Medical Lab Technician (On Campus or Online), Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Automotive Technician, Diesel Mechanic, Electrical Maintenance, Heating & Cooling, Industrial Systems Technology, CDL

Unique Programs

Pharmacy Technician, Law Enforcement, Culinary Arts, Nursing (RN), Diesel Mechanics, CDL Truck Driving, Medical Laboratory Technician, Electrical Maintenance, Heating & Cooling


• On Campus
Convenient on-campus apartment style housing available. Apply early, Cardinal Hall is a popular and convenient option for students. For more information, contact Housing Director, Eric Thorson at or 218-262-7246.


• Bus
Hibbing Community College, along with the Sustainability Committee provides free bus passes to students with a current HCC ID.


• On Street • Off Street
Hibbing Community College offers convenient parking for students and guests, including ample handicapped access parking. Escort service is available upon request.


Admission requirements

Hibbing Community College has an open admissions policy. This means:

  • You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • You don’t have to take a standardized test to be admitted, and your high school grades and class rank are not considered.
  • After you are admitted, you will take a placement test. The placement test will tell you if you need to take remedial or developmental courses, which will not count toward a degree, before you can take college-level courses. Many students need a developmental course, often in math or English. If you have taken these subjects every year in high school, you are more likely to do well on the placement test.

You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.

Apply early in 12th grade. This increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.

Apply online

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


Opportunity, choice, excellence
You’ll find lots of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for your future career.

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,309.00
FAFSA Code:002355

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 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
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 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

Campus Life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. Plenty of clubs and program-related organizations, sports and recreational activities help you meet new friends, develop leadership and team skills, stay fit and share the fun of working together on projects.

  • Academic Center
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism Center
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Office
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
Health and fitness
  • Club Soccer - Mens
  • Club Soccer - Womens
Student government
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Hibbing Community College
Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746
Toll-Free: (800) 224-4422
Local: (218) 262-7207
TTY: (218) 262-7204