Hibbing Community College provides life-changing education and opportunities in a dynamic learning environment. Hibbing Community College was established on July 1, 1996, through the consolidation of Hibbing Community College and Range Technical College-Hibbing. Governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, HCC is a public two-year, comprehensive community and technical college.
Hibbing was one of the first cities in the nation to expand educational opportunities by opening a two-year college in 1916. Thus, Hibbing Community College is one of the country's oldest two-year colleges.
Over time, Hibbing Community College has evolved, changed, merged, moved and grown.
Eleven students attended the first and only course offered in 1916 at Hibbing Junior College -- later known as Hibbing State Junior College and then as Hibbing Community College. Campus locations changed three times -- from North Hibbing, to the west wing of Hibbing High School and finally to its current location.