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North Hennepin Community College

School Profile

Welcome to North Hennepin Community College, where we believe in engaging students and changing lives! We’re a college with a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and learning, and would love to have you become part of our family. Your success matters, and that’s why we’ll do all we can to help you excel in your academic studies and grow as an individual.

Founded in 1966, NHCC is one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota State system, the fifth largest system in the United States. We serve more than 10,000 students and offer more than 60 degree and certificate programs. In addition, NHCC offers several bachelor’s degrees from university partners right here on our campus.

NHCC hosts a vibrant liberal arts environment where you can participate or attend theater productions, art events, music concerts, and other cultural happenings throughout the year. Sign up for recreational sports, or join one of our 20+ student clubs and organizations. You’ll definitely find a place to belong here!

NHCC is located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, which is a diverse suburb in the northwest Twin Cities metropolitan area (located about 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis). The campus is accessible by personal vehicle, mass transit/bus, and within a short distance to some rental apartments for students wanting to live close to campus (no on-campus residential options). 

North Hennepin is a community college (referred to as a 2-year college) that provides associate degrees that can transfer toward a bachelor’s degree (as the first two years in a 2+2 program) or lead to a career in an in-demand industry like Nursing, Computer/Data Science, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Graphic Design, Business, or Construction Management.

Key Programs Offered

  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing (RN – Registered Nursing)
  • Business 
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Graphic Design
  • Paralegal
  • Construction Management
  • Art/Theatre/Music (fine and performing arts)
  • Sciences (Biology/Chemistry/Health Sciences/Exercise Science)
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Campus Life

Whether you’re interested in student government, leadership development, clubs and organizations, sports, or fine arts, NHCC has a group or activity to fit your interests. Exhibit your work in our art gallery. Sing with concert, community, or chamber choirs, or perform with a jazz ensemble. Get involved with our 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 opportunities to enhance your college experience!

At a Glance

About North Hennepin Community College

Welcome to North Hennepin Community College, where we believe in engaging students and changing lives! Founded in 1966, NHCC is one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Minnesota and part of the Minnesota State system, the fifth largest system in the US. We have more than 10,000 students enrolled in more than 60 degree options. North Hennepin is a great place to reach your academic goals and prepare for a career.

  • 60+

    Degree Options

    More than 60 degrees and certificates to choose from.

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    Provides a Diverse College Experience

    NHCC is located in Minnesota most diverse suburb and reflects our community.

  • 20

    Student Class Sizes is the Support Needed to Succeed

    Small class sizes of around 20 students and advisors to connect with individually.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

NHCC was a pioneer in offering undergraduate research to community college students. Undergraduate research allows students to work closely with a faculty member to generate or discover new information in a particular field. The scholarly projects have proven to be an effective mechanism to enhance hands-on learning, discovery, collaboration, critical thinking and engagement.

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