North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, MN
Public University|Community College
About Our College
The college was founded in 1966 as North Hennepin State Junior College, opening concurrently with two other state junior colleges in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Metropolitan State University. North Hennepin operated during its first three years in the former facilities of Osseo Junior High School in Osseo. Classes were first offered in September 1966, with a first semester enrollment of 425 students. The current site in Brooklyn Park was selected in 1967, and the new campus opened in the fall of 1969. The school's name was changed to North Hennepin Community College in 1973.