Northland Pioneer College

2251 E. Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
7,647 students
Public institution
  • Northland Pioneer College serves about 8,000 students annually in both Navajo and Apache counties, an area of 21,158 square miles, roughly the size of the state of West Virginia. The Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache Indian Reservations occupy more than sixty percent of the total land in the district service area, and also account for sixty percent of the population. Handsome campuses are located in four of the largest Navajo County communities: Holbrook, Show Low, Snowflake/Taylor, and Winslow. Five convenient centers are located in Hopi, Kayenta, Springerville/Eagar, St. Johns, and Whiteriver. Additional educational sites are established as need and opportunities arise. Primary District Offices are located on the Holbrook Campus.
School Highlights
Northland Pioneer College serves 7,647 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Northland Pioneer College is the only community colleges within Navajo County, AZ.
The nearest community college is CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff (85.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 273 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
College Northland Pioneer College (AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 273 staff 51 staff
Northland Pioneer College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,647 has grown by 118% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,647 students 1,567 students
Northland Pioneer College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 39:1
Northland Pioneer College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,759 students 1,082 students
Northland Pioneer College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,888 students 4,012 students
Northland Pioneer College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northland Pioneer College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northland Pioneer College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Northland Pioneer College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Northland Pioneer College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Northland Pioneer College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Northland Pioneer College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Northland Pioneer College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Northland Pioneer College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.65
Northland Pioneer College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,558 is less than the state average of $1,854. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,090 is less than the state average of $7,638. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,558 $1,854
Northland Pioneer College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,090 $7,638
Northland Pioneer College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 89%
Northland Pioneer College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 100% 99%
Northland Pioneer College Percent Admitted (2013-2014)


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Eagle Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Northland Master Chorale, Outdoor Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Plays and Musicals, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Eagle Club, Outdoor Club, Early Childhood Education Club,
Northland Master Chorale,
Phi Beta Lambda,
Plays and Musicals,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northland Pioneer College offers associate degrees, university transfer, career training programs as well as special interest courses and GED completion. Our enhanced technology network allows students to take classes from a location convent to them through our video and Internet classrooms. Of course, students can also take classes at any of our 9 campus/center locations in person too! NPC's 4 main campuses are located in Show Low, Snowflake, Holbrook and Winslow. NPC also has 5 centers in Polacca/Hopi, Kayenta, Springerville/Eagar, St. Johns and Whiteriver. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday from morning through evening.
  • NPC currently offers five degrees, which are designed to transfer to any of Arizona's public universities. Students can save up to $18,000 on their first two years of a bachelor's degree by attending NPC first! That savings is enough to cover 82% of ASU's tuition for the next two years! NPC's faculty and staff are dedicated to your success!
  • We offer small class sizes and personal attention to ensure you gain the knowledge you'll need to achieve your educational and career goals. Our instructors are skilled professionals in their subjects and take a personal interest in ensuring that you thrive while enrolled at NPC.
  • Northland Pioneer College has a comprehensive financial aid program. Our Financial Aid Office will work hard to ensure that you get all the available grants and scholarships funding that you qualify for. Our goal is to ensure that money does not stand in the way of your educational goals.
  • NPC has one of the lowest tuition costs in the state of Arizona. We even offer student housing scholarships to help students who need to relocate to a community with an NPC campus or center so you can pursue your educational dreams. For more information about Northland Pioneer College, visit or call us at (800) 266-7845.

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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,854 per year for in-state students and $7,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,935 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 95%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.