Hibbing Community College: Narrative Description

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1515 East 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746-3300
Tel: (218)262-7200
Free: 800-224-4HCC
Admissions: (218)262-6702
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hcc.mnscu.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,832. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,029 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top half. Students come from 20 states and territories, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, law enforcement programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3300 full-time, $110 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3300 full-time, $110 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $458 full-time, $15.28 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4275.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Performing Music Ensembles Club, Student Senate, Engineering Club, VICA. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. Hibbing Community College Library with 19,536 books, 190 serials, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hibbing (population 21,000) is the largest of the Mesabi Range towns where there are many open pits for mining ore. Located 70 miles from Duluth, plants in the area mine taconite, an orebearing rock that yields a rich iron ore concentrate when processed. The community facilities include a library, churches of major denominations, a hospital, 3 clinics, and shopping areas. Some part-time employment is available. Recreational activities include bowling, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, tennis, water sports and curling. Points of interest are the Hibbing-Chisholm Pit Crossing Route and the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine. The Last Chance International Curling Bonspeil and the Winter Carnival are annual events.

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