— Wendell Willkie
Inver Hills is a community composed of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and higher education partners interacting with innumerable people every day. Getting a college education is both a right and a privilege. Going to college is also your quest to make a better world not just for you, but for everyone you welcome into your life.
Inver Hills Community College is a member of Minnesota State, a public system of 30 community and technical colleges and seven universities with 54 campuses throughout Minnesota. Minnesota State is the fourth largest system of public colleges and universities in the nation.
Featuring nearly 3,900 academic programs taught by exceptional, student-centric faculty, Minnesota State serves 340,000 students annually—with more Black and Indigenous students, as well as students of color, attending the system’s colleges and universities than all other higher education providers in Minnesota combined.
Minnesota State colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and many of the academic programs offered have received specialized accreditations. Inver Hills faculty are credentialed, experienced, and dedicated to the power and promise of education.
Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) operate under an aligned structure. Partner schools in the Minnesota State system, the two schools are led by one president and share many personnel, programs, and services.
The colleges pursue distinctive missions while working collaboratively to provide high-quality, higher-education options and superb training to the residents of the Twin Cities metro area. Both Inver Hills and DCTC strive to be good stewards of their resources as well as the partners of choice for the communities they serve.