College is an investment in your future!

At North Hennepin Community College, we serve a diverse group of students. More than 40% of our students are age 26 or older and many are the first in their family to attend college. It is very common for our students to balance work, family and school responsibilities.

Will earning a degree help me make more money?

Yes! Look at the average yearly earnings data below.*

  • High school graduate: $35,256
  • Associate's degree: $41,496
  • Bachelor's degree: $59,124

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections, Calculated from median usual weekly earnings.

Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2016

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections, Updated April 2017,

What can I study?

You have an opportunity to train for your next career or build a foundation of courses for your bachelor's degree. Your options in college include transfer degrees, career-focused programs, and training opportunities. NHCC is regionally accredited, so credits transfer into most bachelor's degree programs, including partner universities located on campus.

How much will it cost?

Although college can be viewed as expensive, the benefits to completing your degree are worth it. NHCC has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state and is less expensive than private and public four-year universities. College is made more affordable through financial aid and scholarships.

When can I take classes?

College students design their course schedule according to their needs. At NHCC, we offer classes in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Classes can be completed on-campus, online, or through hybrid and accelerated formats!