Normandale Community College in Bloomington

Bloomington, MN

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Normandale Community College offers 153-degree programs and 33 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 27:1. 1 high safety campus. 44.6% are women, and 55.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Normandale Community College is 14146$, that is above national average. 17% of full-time Normandale Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Normandale Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Normandale Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,441
$30,001 - $48,000$12,930
$48,001 - $75,000$15,087
$75,001 - $110,000$17,268



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5087 of Normandale Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 53 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Normandale Community College number 23 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Normandale Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Normandale Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


Normandale Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

17% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Normandale Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Normandale Community College is 27:1, that means that for every 27 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Normandale Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Normandale Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 9700 France Ave S address in Bloomington, Minnesota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Normandale Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Normandale Community College offers 153 programs in total: 84 are for Associate's degree, 66 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Hennepin county. Normandale Community College is one of the few institutions in Hennepin that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 33 distance learning programs that are provided in the Normandale Community College: 24 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Normandale Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6799 students with 203957 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Normandale Community College

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My friend found a used condom on the boys bathroom door handle. I think it was used.

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I received my AA degree through Normandale and am now attending UND. I was accepted into a scholarship program called "finish line." Without that program I would have not be where I'm at now. It is hard to find a good advisor who points you in the right direction. Finish line gave me the resources I should have had regardless of the scholarship. If your not in the finish line program it is really hard to figure out what you need to be doing and where to transfer to, especially as a first generation college student. Professors are hit and miss and some are abasluty amazing and some are horrible. There is a big difference between going to a university and a community college. The professors are much more professional and educated at a university and the classes are much harder. Their is also manny more resources for guidance. If you plan on going to Normandale, 1. Apply to finish line (roughly 80% of applicants get admitted to get guidance and $500 a month) 2. Make sure your credits will transfer to where you plan on transfering to if you plan on it 3. Use rate my professor (an online page that will help you choose which professors to take classes with if you google "rate my professor" it will pop up and just type in your school and professor before you take a class with them)

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This school is fine acedemic wise but some teachers here are rude as ever. There's a younger male teacher in the Math Center that yells at you and claims you have an attitude for coming into the math center to do work. He claims it disrupts class but on class courses it says you're allowed to go in there to do homework and get help. When I told him I wouldn't be coming back in there for how he treated me, he said, "Good because this is a class." If it's a class, why am I allowed to go in there per my other instructors to get help and WHY are your doors wide open with other students sitting at the tables with their phones out? Pathetic. Stay away from the math center. Or that teacher in general.

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Normandale was such a disappointment I will never return to such a heartless school ever again. I just graduated from Highschool so college is all new to me and I got very little help and support from both my teachers and by the admissions and representatives working there. In fact, most of them couldn't even speak ENGLISH making it extremely hard to understand and then they get an attitude with you! That's not right at all. I don't think any of them really knew what they were doing to begin with, I don't think they even had a degree because they had absolutely no clue what classes I needed to take in order to earn my degree! I had to keep getting switched to someone else and then to someone else again and again because they didn't know anything! It was ridiculous! Get this; Once I was on hold with a rep and I heard some of the representatives in the background laughing at me and calling me "retarded"--So inappropriate! When I filed a complaint I never heard back from the president of that school when I told him my first experience there at Normandale--Nothing! They made it quite clear-----They really don't care about you their students; you're definitely on your own. I do not recommend Normandale College to anyone, especially for those of you who are newbies like myself. Thankfully, I switched to a different school (U of M) and what a difference! Nicer staff who are educated and experienced in the program their school has to offer. Also, Representatives were a whole lot nicer with a better attitude who knew what they were doing, and were properly educated. Sadly, I can't say the same for Normandale where both teachers and representatives both proved how very ignorant and unprofessional cold hearted people they really are who avoid eye contact with their customers/students and pretend like you don't even exist!! There is definitely something wrong there.......

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I don't recommend this school to anyone at all. the school admission stuff are horrible and they all have bad attitude to the point where they don't even look at you when they're talking to you. Today, I went to the school to take the placement test for spring classes. This woman that was sitting at the desk demanded my ID before even saying hi back. I didn't even make it a big deal out of it and went on to take the test. After i finished they gave me the pink slip and told me to go back to admission. I came to admission and once they saw me they told me to have a seat. The same woman that told me to have a seat started reading the test to someone that was behind me. The question I have is why would she tell me to have a seat and starts reading the test to someone else? did she think I didn't speak English or she didn't like the way I looked or dressed?They are all raciest. I saw three women today and they all treating me like trash. When I told my friend about it she said why didn't you talk to me about the school before you applied. she said that she went there for one semester and she regarded it. she also said the teachers are even worse. I am so glad I still have enough time to apply for another school. I am OK with starting the process all over again rather than feeling hated and unwelcomed. Specially foreign are unwanted so let me save you sometime and find another school.

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Location & Website

Address: 9700 France Ave S

Place: Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9523588200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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