Our Mission

Engaging students, changing lives

North Hennepin Community College creates opportunities for students to reach their academic goals, succeed in their chosen professions, and make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

Opportunity without limits, learning without end, and achievement beyond expectation

Our Guiding Values

We believe in the power of education to change lives. Toward that end, we:

  • Inspire intellectual curiosity
  • Embrace diversity of all kinds
  • Foster trust and respect
  • Expect quality and continuous improvement
  • Encourage creativity and innovation
  • Promote individual responsibility and integrity
  • Invest in professional and personal development
  • Build strong, collaborative partnerships
  • Serve as responsible stewards of college resources

Our Commitment to Racial Equity

North Hennepin Community College is dedicated to upholding anti-racist and inclusive work practices and moving toward systems that benefit us all. We acknowledge that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Dakota people. We recognize that human diversity is a fundamental strength of our community and that racism and oppression have caused the long-lasting and grievous harm of historical trauma. North Hennepin Community College, together with historically marginalized communities, is committed to advancing racial equity, closing the opportunity gap, and improving college access to communities that experience racial inequities. North Hennepin Community College will incorporate racial equity as a standard part of decision-making processes as we strive for a complete state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing across the student and employee experience.

Our Strategic Directions