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9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431-4399
p. 952-358-8200
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Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College Rating: 4.6/5 (7 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1968, Normandale Community College is an urban two-year college located in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was originally established as Normandale State Junior College and later became a community college. The institute primarily serves the communities of the southwestern metropolitan region of the Twin Cities. The college campus is spread across an area of 90 acres, and Nine Mile Creek transects the campus close to the East Marsh Lake Park’s wetlands. Normandale Community College is an epitome of excellence, reverence and inclusiveness. It is the right choice for students looking for a bright future.

Academics

Normandale Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as American Dietetic Association, American Dental Association, Minnesota State Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and the National League for Nursing.

Normandale is one of the four community colleges in the country to be accredited in three Fine Arts areas: National Association of Schools of Theatre, National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The career programs offered at the institute prepares students for full employment in areas of study such as business, nursing, mechanical engineering technology, law enforcement, dental hygiene, dietetics, hospitality management, accounting, computer technology, and other areas.

Normandale College also offers developmental courses that are specifically designed to improve the academic skills required for successful performance in college-level courses. The Normandale Center for Opportunity offers customized training and continuing education opportunities through an assortment of non-credit courses.

NCC Online:

Normandale College presents online programs for students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to personal or professional commitments. The Learning Management System Desire2Learn (D2L) supports the online education offered at Normandale. The institute offers a variety of hybrid and fully online courses that utilize D2L as the virtual classroom. You can use D2L to submit assignments, check grades, or access the course syllabus.

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Unique Programs

The Federal TRIO programs (TRIO) are the student services programs that are specifically designed to recognize and offer services for individuals from underprivileged backgrounds. The programs are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. They provide academic instruction, advising, career exploration and other support services to assist students in achieving their educational goals and getting a degree.

Admissions

Each semester, Normandale College boasts an enrollment of 10,000 students from diverse backgrounds. Students seeking admission to Normandale must have graduated from a high school or completed the General Equivalent Diploma (GED). Applicants must send the completed form along with the official transcripts (or GED certificate) and ACT, SAT or course placement testing score to Normandale. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy. Applicants must submit the official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. The transcripts must include the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

NCC welcomes international students from all over the world. Applicants seeking admission to the institute must send the completed form along with the official transcripts. Students who belong to a non-English speaking country must submit one of the following: Test of the English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score.

Financial Aid

Normandale College offers a variety of financial aid programs to help the needy and deserving students meet their educational expenses. The institute offers financial assistance through different mediums such as: grants, scholarships, loans and work study programs. All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The federal and state grants are like gifts that do not need to be returned. Some of the grants are Federal PELL Grant (PELL), Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Minnesota State Grant (MNSG), and Post-Secondary Child Care Grant (MNCCG).

Scholarships are also gift aids that do not need to be repaid. The scholarship programs offered at the institute are ACHIEVE Scholarship Program, The Normandale Foundation Scholarship Program, MN Indian Scholarship Program, American Indian College Fund, SciMath Scholarship, George and Geraldine Warmbrod Scholarship, Normandale Departmental Scholarships and Awards, and Academy of Math and Science Scholars. Students can also opt for the loans, but this type of financial aid must be repaid with interest. Loans offered at NCC are Federal Direct Subsidized Loan (STAF), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan (UNSUB), and Federal Direct Parent Loan for Students (PLUS).

Normandale College also presents the Federal Work Study (FWS) that assists the students to take up part time jobs to enable them to pay for college. Apart from helping students financially, this program also helps them gain work experience in their field of interest.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4860th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Normandale College boasts an active and vibrant student life that leads to the overall personality development and skill enhancement of the students. The campus is where you will make lifelong relationships, get the inspiration, and strive hard to attain your goals. The student clubs and organizations offer fantastic ways to get involved and boost your campus experience. Some of the student organizations are Alliance of Normandale STEM, Anthropology Club, Black Student Alliance, Breakdance Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Diversity Student Club, Future Educators Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Pre-Professional Club, and Veterans and Friends.

Student Senate is the official student government association for Normandale College. It acts as the voice of the student body to the administration and faculty. The campus also hosts the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, which recognizes and encourages scholarship among students in community colleges. It also organizes a variety of programs for the student body.

Campus Facilities:

The Kopp Student Center is the living room of campus, and the heart of the community life at Normandale. It is equipped with modern features such as an expansive lounging space with fireplace, multi-purpose event space, public conference rooms, bookstore, performance area, flat screen television, and restaurant-style dining. It is home to numerous services and programs organized by the Student Senate, Club Central, Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa, and Student Center.

The Multicultural Center at NCC encourages diversity and cultural understanding among the students through its cultural programming and welcoming environment. It fosters appreciation for traditions, cultures, and histories that is reflected in the neighboring community. The center cultivates awareness, inclusion as well as engagement through various experiences, events, and programs.

The state-of-art Fitness Center at NCC is open for students, faculty members and staff. The center has all the advanced fitness equipments such as Cybex weight resistance machines, along with the ellipticals, smith machine, treadmills, kettle bells, dumbbells, and free motion exercise equipment.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis on the Normandale College’s Bloomington campus. The exquisiteness and serenity of this garden make it perfect for meditation and rejuvenation of the spirit. It is open throughout the year, except some special occasions. The Garden is jointly maintained by the Japanese Garden Committee and the college.

Additional School Information

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides accommodations for the students with documented disabilities. The aim of the program is to make sure that students with disabilities will have equal access to courses, programs, and events organized at the campus through suitable and reasonable accommodations facilities.

Bibliography

  • Normandale Community College. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 64th in Minnesota and 2607th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 70 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 41 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 251 0.30
Larceny 2,813 3.37
Vehicle theft 87 0.10

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bloomington, MN 55431-4399
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population18,542 (18,542 urban / N/A rural)
Households7,874 (2.33 people per house)
Median Household Income$57,197
Families5,129 (2.84 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2703

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4344th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,845 $4,845 $4,845
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $849 $849 $849
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $190 $190 $190
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,152 $7,152 $7,152
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,049 $22,049 $22,049
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,991 $14,991 $14,991

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,448 $5,694 $5,448 $5,694 $5,448 $5,694
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,160 $1,290
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,274 $7,114
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $8,134 $7,951
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,134 $7,951

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 14 148 71 111 4 982 13 1,407
Accounting 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 1 2 3
Computer Science 1 1 12 16
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 1 5 6
Creative Writing 15 15
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 1 2 25 30
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 1 1 5 16
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 19 20
Dietetic Technician 20 20
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 13 17
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4 4
Food Science 1 1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 4 5
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 8 10
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 10 80 41 65 3 577 11 826
Management Information Systems, General 1 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3 6
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 3 1 39 45
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 1 1
Music, General 1 2 3
Nanotechnology
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 46 14 29 1 128 229
Pre-Engineering 1 3 1 20 26
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10 2 8 64 1 88
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2 2 4
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Small Business Administration/Management 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 3 4
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 1
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1970th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,053 ($63,932 male / $60,232 female)
Number of FT Faculty 175 (84 male / 91 female)
Number of PT Faculty 354
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $6,149,000
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