About Minneapolis College
Where you want to go in life
Minneapolis College is where you can map out your future. We provide an education designed to take you to the places you want to go in life. We offer affordable pathways to high-quality degrees, diplomas, certificates and more. You'll engage with the world through a diverse lens, while drawing on our supportive learning environment.
Downtown energy, dynamic education
We are a public two-year college, enrolling nearly 10,000 for-credit students annually. Located in the heart of Minneapolis, we actively partner in initiatives to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The buzz and vibrancy of our metropolitan setting fills the halls and learning spaces of Minneapolis College, creating a learning environment of energy and opportunity. Our spacious campus, adjacent to Loring Park, covers 21.6 acres. Mass transit along with walkways, bikeways and neighboring streets and freeways make getting to our campus a breeze.
many origins, one community
We're one of the most diverse college campuses in Minnesota. More than 70 percent of our student body identifies as people of color, American Indian, two or more races, international, low income or first generation. At Minneapolis College we strive to eliminate barriers, build bridges, and cross them together.
a history of education
Created in 1996, and a member of Minnesota State, Minneapolis College is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965.
Minneapolis College President
Sharon Pierce is leading the efforts at Minneapolis College to support student success. President Pierce, who began serving in July 2016, embodies the institution's Mission, Vision, and Values