Hibbing Community College A Technical And Community College

Hibbing Community College A Technical And Community College

Hibbing Community College, popularly known as HCC, was established in 1916 as a co-educational, community college in Hibbing, Minnesota. It was initially located within the campus of Hibbing High School before it moved to it present location. During the 1990s, HCC and the Hibbing Technical College merged forming the current instituation. One of the oldest two-year colleges in the country, it caters to approximately 1,400 students. With the merger between the HCC and the Range Technical Institute, the campus buildings now cover nearly one-third of a mile.

The most popular courses at HCC are security and law enforcement. Students can obtain associate's degrees from the college as well. The other career programs are aviation, business, culinary arts and human services.

In addition to being a part of Northeast Minnesota Higher Education District, HCC is also part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The campus includes a library and offices, a bookstore, dining services and a fitness center.

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Contacting HCC

Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College
1515 E 25th St
Hibbing , MN 55746
General Phone: (218) 262-7200

HCC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine143registered nursing, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts85liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology33dental assistant, medical coding, medical lab tech
Construction Trades32electrician
Mechanics and Repair31computer repair, appliance repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering8computer networking
Cooking and Culinary Arts7chef training, restaurant and catering management
Business and Management7business management, sales
Office and Administration6data entry, administrative assistant
Media6digital communications
Law2legal secretary
Medical Administration1health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for HCC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree21911
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years539
Award of less than 1 academic year723
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years483

HCC Student Body

In 2007-2008, HCC had a total enrollment of 1,412 students (1,207 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 3%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

HCC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 27 %

HCC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Hibbing, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

HCC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,482
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,469
Books and supplies $ 825

Financial Aid:
HCC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 235500)

HCC Faculty

HCC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track41
Non-tenured and not on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year38$61,96122$63,170
All faculty totalacademic year38$61,96122$63,170

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

HCC Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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HCC Highlights

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What Sets HCC Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%HCC % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%HCC Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%HCC Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%HCC Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%HCC Salaries of full-time faculty
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%HCC Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%HCC Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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