Contact Information

Information Center
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

About Inver Hills

Our Mission

Dedicated to the power and promise of education, we inspire students, build careers and strengthen communities.

Our Vision

We will be an innovator in education, creating a vigorous intellectual environment for emerging leaders, scholars, and professionals. Providing an affordable gateway into the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, we will enrich individual lives and support our diverse communities, locally and globally.

Our Values

At Inver Hills Community College, we value:

  • Student success and excellence in education
  • Integrity, reflection, and innovation
  • Caring responsibly for our environmental, human, and financial resources
  • Our diverse community
  • Relationships with our partners and stakeholders


Founded in 1970, Inver Hills is a comprehensive community college offering over 20 degree options including liberal education courses (A.A.) that lead to transfer to four-year colleges and career-related degrees (A.S., A.A.S.) in leading occupational areas such as nursing, computers, law enforcement, human services, business, emergency health care, and others.

The 90-acre campus includes nine modern buildings designed to fit naturally into the surrounding wooded hills and wetlands. The campus is located just off Highway 52 at 80th Street in Inver Grove Heights.

Inver Hills students come from all over Minnesota and western Wisconsin (and a dozen foreign countries), but the most significant portion are from within a 20-mile radius of the campus, particularly Dakota and Washington counties and the city of St. Paul.

More than 1,200 course sections are scheduled each year in 50 academic disciplines. About half meet during evenings, late afternoons, and weekends so that working people can attend. Traditionally about half of Inver Hills students are working adults and part-time learners.

With distinctive architecture and separate buildings, the campus has a small-college look and feel. The physical setting seems a natural complement to the college's student-centered philosophy and emphasis on academic support, learning assistance, and personal development.