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Hennepin Technical College has over 45 programs offering hands-on experience to help you start, change, or further your career. This college has two convenient locations – Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and offers a wide variety of programs that lead to diplomas, certificates, Associate of Science degrees (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science degrees (A.A.S.). Some programs are even as quick as 16 weeks. The school offers low tuition costs, small class sizes, and state-of-the-art technology as well as using economic and earth-friendly (green) practices within their programs. The campuses have new science labs that allow them to offer more courses in the sciences, technology, engineering and math. HTC credits also transfer to many 4-year universities.

This institution is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HTC is also a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program, which is a program designed to make sure the school not only continuously meets the standards for accreditation but also pushes the school to continuously improve their programs. The Business Journal has ranked the college as one of the top 10 best colleges in Minnesota.

Students can pursue programs in Business and Information Technology, Construction and Building careers, Floral and Landscape careers, Health careers, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Media Communications careers, Public Safety and Service careers, Transportation careers as well as vast array of general education requirements.

Some programs have limited entry and other programs require pre-requisite coursework to be completed before acceptance. Some programs require liability insurance, which can be purchased through the school.

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The college offers a step-by-step admission process. Some non-essential steps to familiarize yourself with the college and help you make your decision to choose the school are visiting their website, scheduling a tour, attending one of their College Preview Nights, meeting with a counselor and/or meeting with an admissions advisor. Once you have decided that HTC is the right choice you can choose one of their 45 programs, and apply for admissions. Online applications are accepted, which is faster and more convenient, or you can print off one of their applications, fill it out and mail it in. Note that there is a fee to apply. At this point, if you already have gone through some college courses or even have a degree, you will need to include your transcripts with your application. Once you have applied for admission, you will have to take a placement test. This test is used solely to decide what track you should be placed into – it is not a pass/fail test. You are to call the Admissions Office to schedule your placement test and help you answer any other questions that you may have about the school, admissions process and the test itself.

Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, the first thing you should do is fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online. It is the application required to get approved for student loans, and government grants. The Financial Aid Office will help you fill out your FAFSA form or answer any other questions that you may have about paying for your education at the school. No appointment is necessary for most questions, but you will have to schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with the FAFSA application. They are trained with years of experience and want to help make the payment process as easy as possible for students. There are plenty of ways to pay for the cost of education: grants, loans, scholarships, work study, and payment plans. The best thing you can do is to research your options. The more you know, the better off you will be at procuring the money to pay for college. Also, keep in mind that the school does offer its own scholarships to its students. The school usually awards more than $200,000/year in scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3647th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Minnesota.


One way to learn about student life is to read the H-magazine. This magazine is an online .pdf document that provides information on student and school achievements, important information to know, as well as information on different ways to get involved such as joining one of their many student organizations, various clubs, Student Senate, Student Life Board, Greek organizations, Skills USA, Pangea Multicultural Club, Veteran Student Club, and more! There is no on-campus housing available, but there are many places to rent in close proximity to the school available. On-campus parking is available, but you must avoid any place designated for visitors and staff. Handicapped parking is also available. HTC provides its students with an array of meal choices. There are vending machines for snacks and beverages available. Both campuses offer a cafeteria with full meal options and in addition there are gourmet dining halls that provide students options of food prepared by Culinary Arts students in a restaurant-like setting. Please note that it would be to your benefit to schedule reservations at the gourmet dining halls in advance.

All international students must have health insurance that can also be purchased through the school. Some courses are available as online courses, but note that some online courses do have some in-class requirements. And classes can be registered for online.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Hennepin does not offer any sports teams, but they do have a mascot – Hennepin Hammerhead Sharks. You can join the Hammerhead Social Network to get involved with the school and your fellow students.

Information Summary

Ranks 42nd in Minnesota and 1829th 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 N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
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 102 0.13
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 103 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 506 0.66
Larceny 2,203 2.88
Vehicle theft 135 0.18

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population8,853 (8,853 urban / N/A rural)
Households3,228 (2.73 people per house)
Median Household Income$63,662
Families2,338 (3.21 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
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 4370th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,680 $4,680 $4,680
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $318 $318 $318
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $156 $156 $156
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 $6,998 $6,998 $6,998
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,456 $22,456 $22,456
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,998 $10,998 $10,998

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,823 $4,998 $4,823 $4,998 $4,823 $4,998
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,204 $7,958
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $7,500(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,000(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2070th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $62,017 ($63,621 male / $56,307 female)
Number of FT Faculty 123 (68 male / 55 female)
Number of PT Faculty 291
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $4,339,000

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9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
p. 952-995-1300
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