North Hennepin Community College was among the 10 colleges and universities in Minnesota with the lowest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.

The school recorded a 10 percent graduation rate.

The analysis is based on numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education. The NCES provides the most current data on graduation rates, pricing, enrollment and accreditation at more than 7,000 post-secondary campuses. It is available through the NCES Web portal, College Navigator.

The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools and fall 2013 at two-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. Those time periods reflect 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.

Minnesota schools with the lowest graduation rates

RankSchoolCityEnrollmentGraduation rate
1North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn Park6,86410%
2Walden UniversityMinneapolis52,56511%
3Minneapolis Community and Technical CollegeMinneapolis7,98212%
4Century CollegeWhite Bear Lake8,92514%
5The Salon Professional AcademyRochester1514%
6Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeCoon Rapids9,05815%
7Inver Hills Community CollegeInver Grove Heights5,05019%
8Normandale Community CollegeBloomington9,81019%
9Argosy University-Twin CitiesEagan1,32421%
10Leech Lake Tribal CollegeCass Lake28621%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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