Normandale Legislative Information Page

As part of the Minnesota State system, Normandale Community College receives funding via the legislative request submitted by Minnesota State.

The Minnesota State System is the fifth largest system of colleges and universities in the nation with 37 state colleges and universities across the state that serve as an essential resource to students, business and industry.

Minnesota State serves more students of color, first-generation college students, and students of modest financial means than anyone else in the state, including:           

  • 63,400 Students of Color and American Indian Students

    "While I was at Normandale, I became much more than I ever imagined I would be. I am living my dream because I was continually told by Normandale mentors that I could do it. They never doubted my success. I will be forever thankful to my Normandale support team."

    - Olya Homonchuk, Alumna and 2013 Jack Kent Scholar, Currently Attending the University of Oxford

  • 48,500 First-Generation College Students
  • 84,000 Low-Income Students
  • 95,000 Students Aged 25 or Older
  • 10,000 Veterans and Servicemembers 


$178 million in new funding over the next biennium

  • $143 million to support and protect campuses like Normandale
  • $25 million for critical technology replacements impacting Normandale
  • $10 million for student incentive grants
    To see the Minnesota State FY2018-FY2019 Budget Request, click here.

To see the Minnesota State FY2018-FY2019 Budget Request, click here.
To see the complete Minnesota State FY2018-FY2019 Legislative Request, click here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       IMPACT OF THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUEST TO NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE                          

  • Normandale will receive $4.9 million of the $143 million supporting and protecting campuses, and an estimated 966 students will be supported by the funding for incentive grants (link campus impact statement)
  • A fully funded request will provide support for moving our advisor-to-student ratio from 856-to-1 closer to the national average of 296-to-1 to better serve students. It will also create opportunities to provide accelerated development courses that help students develop college success skills
  • Not fully funding the request will result in reduced availability of advising and other student support services, slowing student progress toward degree completion. It will also require balancing building repairs with other critical academic and student support functions.

To learn more about the impact of the Minnesota State legislative request to Normandale, click here.


Should any portion of the Minnesota State capital request be funded, Normandale is included for:          

  • $3.6 million in asset preservation (HEAPR)
  • $1.1 million for College Services Renovation, which is Minnesota State system priority #14


  • Normandale is one of 37 state colleges and universities that are part of the Minnesota State System.
  • The colleges and universities that make up Minnesota State are home to 54 campuses, one of which is Normandale.
  • Minnesota State serves 396,000 students annually, and Normandale has a credit and non-credit unduplicated enrollment of 17,771.
  • Minnesota State serves more students of color, first generation college students and low-income students, including the 35% of Normandale students who are students of color and the 30% who are Pell eligible.
  • Normandale partners with businesses such as The Donaldson Company, HIRED (via the Carlson Family Foundation), ReSound, The Otto Bremer Foundation, Target, Best Buy and Polar Semiconductor to name a few.
  • Normandale students come from 78 of the 134 house districts and all of the 67 senate districts in the state.
  • One of the only two-year colleges in the nation that offers Vacuum and Thin Film Technology Associate of Applied Science (an academic credential critical to high-tech industry).
  • Normandale is a top transfer college in the state of Minnesota to many of the top local state universities, and also saw students from the 2014-15 graduating class successfully transfer to four-year college in 46 of the 50 states in the nation.
  • No. 5 in nation on a Top 50 list of Best Value Community Colleges 

See the Minnesota State Extraordinary Facts by clicking here.