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Inver Hills Community College Overview

Inver Hills Community College is a public institution situated in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Inver Grove Heights is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Inver Hills Community College Known For?

749 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at IHCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 45% of the faculty were full-time.

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Inver Hills Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

IHCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#55 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IHCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Legal Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Accounting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Business & Commerce Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Legal Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Public & Social Service Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Business Administration & Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards IHCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Accounting Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#22 Best Legal Support Services Schools College Factual
#57 Best Legal Professions Schools College Factual
#58 Best General Business/Commerce Schools College Factual
#114 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#268 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Inver Hills Community College?


Contact details for IHCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 80Th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3224
Phone: 651-450-3000

How Do I Get Into IHCC?

You can apply to IHCC online at:

Inver Hills Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Inver Hills Community College?

31% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At IHCC, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $4,542 a year. That adds up to $18,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IHCC is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Inver Hills Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,515 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,071 undergraduate students at IHCC, with 1,515 being full-time and 2,556 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,515 full-time undergraduates at IHCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Inver Hills Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 252
Hispanic or Latino 177
White 870
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 121

Over 13 countries are represented at IHCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Inver Hills Community College

3,264 Took All Classes Online
3,448 Took At Least One Class Online
68.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,448 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IHCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 20th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of IHCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Inver Hills Community College was 68.4%. This is the #514 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at IHCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IHCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 27%
Business, Management & Marketing 10%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20%
Entrepreneurial Studies 33%
General Sales & Marketing 89%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IHCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IHCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Business #13
Criminal Justice & Corrections #160
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #218
Business Administration & Management #370

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Inver Hills Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 326 0 326
Nursing 0 80 0 80
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 79 0 0 79
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 40 0 46
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 41 0 0 41
Legal Support Services 0 20 10 30
General Business/Commerce 0 22 0 22
Business Administration & Management 12 3 0 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 15 0 15
General Engineering 0 12 0 12
Human Services 0 10 0 10
Accounting 0 9 0 9
General Sales & Marketing 9 0 0 9
General Education 0 9 0 9
Allied Health Professions 1 7 1 9
Information Technology 1 4 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 0 4 0 4
Chemistry 0 4 0 4
Social Work 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 0 0 3
Computer Science 0 3 0 3
Writing Studies 3 0 0 3
Health & Physical Education 0 3 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 3
General Biology 0 2 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Human Resource Management 1 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 156 582 11 749


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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