NHCC has compiled statistics and data into one, easy-to-use resource with the 2020 Student Fact Book. In it you will find quick facts, enrollment trends, student profiles, student engagement information, student outcomes, and financial aid information.

Enrollment

  • 9,100 unduplicated headcount
  • 3,830 FYE students

Demographics

  • 33% full-time students, 67% part-time (Fall 2019) 49% new students, 51% returning
  • 60% female, 40% male
  • 53% age 18-25, 28% age 26-older
  • 25 average age
  • 21 median age
  • 49% students of color
  • 33% low income (Pell eligible)
  • 54% first generation (federal definition)
  • 22% first generation (MN definition)
  • 61% underrepresented (MN definition)
  • 46% Caucasian
  • 22% Black or African American
  • 14% Asian
  • 8% Hispanic
  • 5% Two or More Races
  • 2% Non-Resident Alien
  • <1% Native American
  • <1% Pacific Islander
  • 70 International students
  • 244 EAP students

Average Credit Load (Fall 2019)

  • Full-time students: 13.5 credits
  • Part-time students: 6.5 credits
  • All students: 8.7 credits

Average Class Size

  • 20.6 Students

Course Sections Offered: 1,795

  • 57% Traditional/classroom
  • 29% Online
  • 14% Hybrid/Blended

Top Cities – Student Residence (Fall 2019)

  • Brooklyn Park
  • Maple Grove
  • Minneapolis
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Plymouth

Top Sending High Schools

(Fall 2019 First Time Students)

  • Park Center Ib World School
  • Champlin Park High School
  • Osseo Senior High School
  • Maple Grove Senior High School
  • Robbinsdale Armstrong High School

Top Declared Majors

  • Liberal Arts
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Human Services

Top Degrees Granted

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Nursing (MANE)
  • Law Enforcement

Top Certificates Granted

  • Accounting Management and Computer Systems
  • Communication and Computer Skills
  • Business Principles

Retention Rates

(Fall 2017 entering first-time full-time students)

  • 81% retained to first spring
  • 51% retained to second fall

IPEDS 3-Year Graduation & Transfer Rates

(Fall 2015 entering first-time full-time students; 150% of normal time)

  • 20% graduated
  • 29% transferred

Financial Aid (Undergraduates)

(Based on Award Year; Fall to Fall)

  • 5,471 Potentially Eligible Students
  • 3,879 (70.9%) Students received Grants
  • 1,405 (25.7%) Students received Loans
  • 227 (4.1%) Students received Scholarships
  • 168 (73.6%) of Potentially Eligible Students received Grants or Scholarships or both
  • $2,702 average grant aid
  • 12.4% 3-year (fiscal year) official cohort default rate (2017 cohort)

Employee Demographics (Fall 2018)

Gender Status  
Female Students 57%
Female Faculty & Staff 60%
Military Veteran Status  
Students 3%
Faculty & Staff 1%
Disability Status  
Students 4%
Faculty & Staff 5%
Race/Ethnicity Status  
Students 49%
Staff of Color 38%
Faculty of Color 14%
All Faculty & Staff 24%