NHCC has compiled statistics and data into one, easy-to-use resource with the 2018 Student Fact Book. In it you will find quick facts, enrollment trends, student profiles, student engagement information, student outcomes, and financial aid information.

Enrollment

  • 9,742 unduplicated headcount
  • 4,154 FYE students

Demographics

  • 32% full-time students, 68% part-time (Fall 2017) 46% new students, 54% returning
  • 58% female, 42% male
  • 53% age 18-25, 34% age 26-older
  • 25 average age
  • 22 median age
  • 48% students of color
  • 37% low income (Pell eligible)
  • 55% first generation (federal definition)
  • 22% first generation (MN definition)
  • 63% underrepresented (MN definition)
  • 49% Caucasian
  • 22% Black or African American
  • 13% Asian
  • 7% Hispanic
  • 5% Two or More Races
  • 2% Non-Resident Alien
  • <1% Native American
  • <1% Pacific Islander
  • 86 International students
  • 285 EAP students

Average Credit Load (Fall 2016)

  • Full-time students: 13.4 credits
  • Part-time students: 6.6 credits
  • All students: 8.8 credits

Average Class Size

  • 21.3 Students

Course Sections Offered: 1,992

  • 60% Traditional/classroom
  • 24% Online
  • 16% Hybrid/Blended

Top Cities – Student Residence (Fall 2016)

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

Top Sending High Schools

(Fall 2017 First Time Students)

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

Top Declared Majors

  • Liberal Arts
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Pre-Engineering

Top Degrees Granted

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Nursing (MANE)
  • Business Administration

Top Certificates Granted

  • Small Business Accounting
  • Business Principles
  • Application Programming

Retention Rates

(Fall 2016 entering first-time full-time students)

  • 81% retained to first spring
  • 50% retained to second fall

IPEDS 3-Year Graduation & Transfer Rates

(Fall 2014 entering first-time full-time students; 150% of normal time)

  • 13% graduated
  • 28% transferred

Financial Aid (Undergraduates)

(Based on Award Year; Fall to Fall)

  • 6329 Potentially Eligible Students
  • 3092 (48.9%) Students received Grants
  • 2091 (33%) Students received Loans
  • 815 (12.9%) Students received Scholarships
  • $2,826 average grant aid
  • 12.4% 3-year (fiscal year) official cohort default rate (2015 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%