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 providing 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 index doesn’t take into consideration 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 education programs that are offered 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 fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. 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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UPDATE 10/18/2018I’m now in a Master’s program full time at another university. I am still so grateful for the excellent education I received at Normandale. It prepared me to be competitive, and successful, at higher levels.*** Original review: ***I love my school.I've been a part-time adult student, (very) slowly earning my degree, and over the years I have had some amazing classes. Some of the teachers I've had have been literally life changing: Math for Elementary Teachers was good, so was History of Rock & Roll and Fitness for Life. But I have truly found my academic home in the World Languages Department. I'm working on a degree with an emphasis in Spanish, so I've had four Spanish teachers so far, and each has been outstanding in his or her own way.The campus is compact, with most buildings connected by tunnels or hallways. The Japanese Garden is lovely, and if you're on campus for a while you can usually find a good place to get a bite to eat or a quiet place to study. It's also really inexpensive, and the Associate of Arts degree will knock out the first two years of schooling at most Minnesota universities.I'll be graduating in a few short months and moving on, finally. But I think Normandale will always have a very special place in my heart. I'm proud of what I've accomplished but I'll be very sad to leave this fabulous school.

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Normandale is determined to make the admissions/financial aid process as difficult as possible, even for those who are tech-savvy. This is the worst community college in Minnesota.

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I had my first day of school here today and all I can say is that it was great, aside from one minor thing. In my class, my teacher asked me what the Carbonaro Effect was and since I didn't have an answer, I had to leave the room because of how embarrassing it was. Apparently the Carbonaro Effect is the name of a hidden camera magic TV show, like the one you are on right now.

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This review is strictly in regards to the Advising and Counseling Department. I have had great experiences with the professors and employers (did a work study for 2 semesters a few years back), but the Advising Department is just terrible, most specifically the last visit I had with them. I am returning to pursue my degree in Chemistry, but need to get caught up in math, so I made an appointment with advising to get started. I arrived 15 minutes prior to my meeting with Njia. The check-in girls seemed annoyed and were rude when I asked where to sign in. One of them told me to "just hand over your ID". I get checked in and sit down, as I'm waiting, Njia took 2 walk-ins and ended up going 20min into my scheduled appointment time. When she was ready to meet with me, she told me we had to hurry because she had to make it to commencement in 30 min, (keep in mind when I scheduled she told me we would need an hour to talk). We hurry to her office, and she proceeds to ask me if its okay if she gets ready while we discuss, I was a little taken aback, but agreed. So she proceeds to change her shoes, put on make up, lotion, ect. We begin to talk about my plan, and as I told her of my goals I received nothing but negative feedback. I told her I wanted to transfer to the U of M, and wanted to know what I needed to do to get there. She completely ignored this, and told me how much better Metro State would be for me. I tried to explain that because I do not have a car, Metro State is not a feasible bus commute with my work schedule, and that I had toured the U of M Chemistry lab, and knew that was where I wanted to go. Again, my thoughts and feelings were ignored, and she kept pushing Metro State flyers and contact cards at me. The conversation then turned to my end goal and career plan, and I explained that I hoped to go to medical school, she told me that it was going to be "really" difficult and that maybe I should consider something else. She then went on to explain how she was an expert in the field because she had sent many students to medical school, like she was solely responsible for their success. Overall I left feeling completely deflated, and was second guessing everything I dreamed of. She was the complete opposite of helpful or encouraging. After I left, I contacted the U of M and asked for some transfer information. They were leaps and bounds more helpful and I received everything I needed to get on the right track for my goals. I like Normandale because it is affordable for pre-requisites, and the professors are nice, but I will never visit the Advising Department again. I found it easier to just rely on myself.

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Overall Rating:

I got 2 associates degrees from Normandale a few years back. I'll admit, there is not much guidance. If you are self sufficient like myself, you can get the most out of it. It's cheap and it's a laid back environment. I enjoyed my time there and liked my teachers. I like that you don't need to go outside to get to different buildings. I loved the student center. The food is good. overall, it was a good place to find myself.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 9700 France Ave S


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9523588200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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