Established in 1966, North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) embraces a global-minded, local collegiate community of lifelong learners. Our students and employees represent a variety of cultures, races, ages and beliefs creating a vibrant and engaged campus. Along with a rich history in liberal arts and career programs, NHCC creates experiential learning and community partnerships supporting and preparing students for real-world success.
Contributing to the Minnesota Economy
- North Hennepin Community College generates an annual impact of $264.1 million. This includes a direct impact of $152.1 million and an indirect/induced impact of $112 million.
- Spending on operations and capital projects generates $95.1 million of the total impact, and student and visitor spending generates $169 million.
Supporting and Sustaining Jobs in the State
- North Hennepin Community College supports and sustains 2,020 Minnesota jobs (1,442 direct and 578 indirect/induced). These jobs are at the college and in the community - 372 direct jobs are employees of North Hennepin Community College.
Generating Local and State Tax Revenue
- The combined tax impact of North Hennepin Community College, its suppliers, students and visitors is $21.9 million. This includes a direct impact of $15 million and indirect/induced impact of $6.9 million.
Alumni in the State Generate Additional Impact
Since 1966, nearly 112,000 graduates have emerged with a degree or credential from North Hennepin Community College. These graduates are an integral part of the Minnesota workforce, impacting the economy not only through their spending but also through the extra earning power generated by their North Hennepin Community College degree.
Based on the estimated 33,904 North Hennepin Community College alumni in Minnesota from the past 10 years along, alumni living and working in Minnesota are continuing to make a positive economic impact after graduation. Each year, North Hennepin Community College alumni generate $125.1 million in economic impact for Minnesota and support and sustain 667 jobs. Over their 40-year career, North Hennepin Community College alumni will generate $5 billion in the economy. These impacts are based on the added value of earning a degree or credential from North Hennepin Community College, not alumni full wages.
Making a Difference in the Community and State
The American Association of Colleges and Universities designated North Hennepin Community College as a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center, the first and only community college in the Minnesota with this designation. A TRHT Campus Center is a framework designed to activate change for racial healing and racial equity in our community. As one of 71 Campus Centers in the nation, North Hennepin Community College serves as a connector, driving inclusion and equity work through collaboration with various community organizations.
An estimated $3.8 million in charitable donations and volunteer services are generated annually by faculty, staff, and students.
- $482,169 donated to local charitable organizations by North Hennepin Community College staff, faculty and students.
- $3.3 million of volunteer time by faculty, staff and students.
About the Study
The study was commissioned by Minnesota State and was conducted by Parker Philips, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in economic impact analysis. Data is from FY2022. The full economic contribution analysis is available at MinnState.edu/impact.