“Normandale meets students where they are to help them succeed and achieve their academic goals. We take pride our partnerships with our K-12, business and higher education partners to create programs that serve immediate and long-term needs of our community, the State of Minnesota and our region. Our students range in age of 9 to 75 years, and represent a variety of backgrounds that make our campus a place where diverse viewpoints and conversations are highly valued. At Normandale, we put our slogan of “Your College. Your Community” into action on a daily basis.” — Joyce C. Ester, Ph.D., President of Normandale Community College
Name of College: Normandale Community College
City and State: Bloomington, Minnesota
Type of College: Public
Campus Setting: Urban
Year Established: 1968
Board Chair: Michael Vekich
Governing Board Website: http://www.mnscu.edu/board/index.html
2016 Fall credit enrollment (total enrollment, part-time, full-time) –
Part-time – 5,639 (57.4%)
Full-time – 4,171 (42.6%)
Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity) –
Female – 5,451 (55.6%)
Male – 4,359 (44.4%)
White Students – 5,713 (58.2%)
Black or African America – 1,358 (13.8%)
Hispanic/Latino – 1,008 (10.3%)
Asian – 840 (8.6%)
Two or more races – 479 (4.9%)
Race and ethnicity unknown – 257 (2.6%)
Nonresident Alien – 106 (1.0%)
American Indian or Alaskan Native – 42 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – 13 (0.1%)
Interesting facts about Normandale Community College
- Normandale’s Partnership Center provides access to bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through partnering institutions, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Southwest Minnesota State University on the Normandale campus.
- Normandale is one of the only colleges in the nation to have a Vacuum and Thin Film Technology two-year program. The program works with industry partners to provide a curriculum that is relevant to current industry trends.
- Normandale is one of only a handful of two-year colleges in the nation accredited in Art, Music and Theatre.
- Normandale’s graduating class of 2015-16 saw students transfer to four-year colleges in 46 of the 50 states in the nation. It is also a top transfer institute for the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato and other local four-year colleges and universities.