Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights in Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights, MN

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Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights offers 45-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 3:1. 1 high safety campus. 57.1% are women, and 42.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is 18077$, that is above national average. 50% of full-time Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,700, 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 Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is a private and 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 receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,260
$30,001 - $48,000$18,910
$48,001 - $75,000$19,932
$75,001 - $110,000$20,278



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


105 of Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights number 109 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

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

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

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 Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is 3:1, that means that for every 3 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights 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 Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights 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 1345 Mendota Heights Road address in Mendota Heights, 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 Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights with 1.33% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights offers 45 programs in total: 24 are for Associate's degree and 21 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers an Associate's degree program.


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.


Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 157 students with 7045 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Sanford-Brown College-Mendota Heights

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Overall Rating:

Fμ€k going here. Run away. Attending this school was one of the worst decisions i ever made! Soo expensive. Vis com degrees are useless. And no Im not stupid. I know what you must be thinking. I graduated with a 3.8 gpa. Save yourself. Dont take out loans. They could easily ruin your life!

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This school is a scam push through school. They let you (and everybody you know) easily gain admittance, overcharge you (books, classes, materials), help spoon feed and shove student loans down your and your parent's throats. And in the end make big promises about career turnover rates.Please for your sake and your family's sake, don't go here unless you are just looking to get deep in debt and have it cripple your financial future.I would not recommend anyone go here. I really hope that the school closes, so that students that got ripped off could at least get some kind of partial refund.

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While I learned valuable skills from knowledgeable professors in Radio/TV program, meet great people and enjoyed to classes/assignments, it amounted to zilch for job placement and furthering my education. When I tried to transfer my credits to another institution for my BA nothing transferred! On my resume, potential employers were skeptical at the school's credentials. Not mention to price gouging! I had to enlist and deploy just to payback the loans. Plus, I essentially started over to get my degree and transferred in credits gained through military training and schools. All were accepted at major schools. As soon as I hear someone say for-profit, I tell them to RUN!

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I went to this school 2000-2002 for a degree in Visual Communications. It was called Brown Institute until I was a year into my program. I should have quit right away. I only know three people who actually use their Visual Communications degree. I know that people in the Culinary Program have better luck. That being said, it was a waste of time and money for me. I got two phone calls after school about a possible interview. It didn't work out. That's not the school's fault. But here are a few things students should avoid: 1. They overcharge on all their materials and books. 2. You can easily find the textbooks online 3. The Successful people you study never finished school. They left school to start a business (a big clue about how much the degree matters) 4. The Staff know their stuff, but that doesn't mean that you'll be in a good place to get into Graphic Design. 5. None of their credits transfer.

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KEEP LOOKING! *(Addendum to original review)* It appears that several staff members have made it a point to post five star reviews on here. This represents a conflict of interest and I think they should not be counted toward a positive score for this school. If they have indeed made changes for the better I applaud them, but allow applicants to read reviews from their peers who do not stand to gain monetarily from promising more than this school is likely to deliver. *****Run! It was clear from the beginning that all these wolves were interested in was my money. I went to Brown College to talk with admissions reps strictly for information. They immediately promised me all my wildest dreams would come true if only I'd sign up. I wasn't planning on going back to school for another six months, but they were relentless to get me to sign up NOW. Every single member of the "admissions rep" staff behaved like predatory salesmen. They moved me from room to room, evaded very straight forward questions. Forms were thrust in front of me to sign before any of my questions had been answered. The amount of money these con artists get out of people for an UNACCREDITED college is just criminal. ($30,000, and a laptop, whether you want it or not). Even after I made a hasty escape, they continued with phone calls that bordered on harassment. AVOID AT ALL COST. There are plenty of better choices in the metro area for your education.

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Location & Website

Address: 1345 Mendota Heights Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +6519053400

Institution is active in current year: 1

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