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
|1||North Hennepin Community College||Brooklyn Park||6,864||10%|
|3||Minneapolis Community and Technical College||Minneapolis||7,982||12%|
|4||Century College||White Bear Lake||8,925||14%|
|5||The Salon Professional Academy||Rochester||15||14%|
|6||Anoka-Ramsey Community College||Coon Rapids||9,058||15%|
|7||Inver Hills Community College||Inver Grove Heights||5,050||19%|
|8||Normandale Community College||Bloomington||9,810||19%|
|9||Argosy University-Twin Cities||Eagan||1,324||21%|
|10||Leech Lake Tribal College||Cass Lake||286||21%|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics