Rainy River Community College

Tel: (218)285-7722
313 students
Public institution
Rainy River Community College provides an accessible student centered learning environment, and promotes academic achievement, personal development, employment opportunities and community involvement.
School Highlights
Rainy River Community College serves 313 students (77% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Rainy River Community College is the only community colleges within Koochiching County, MN.
The nearest community college is Hibbing Community College (84.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
College Rainy River Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 12 staff
61 staff
Rainy River Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 313 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 48% over five years.
Total Enrollment 313 students 1,315 students
Rainy River Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Rainy River Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 240 students
815 students
Rainy River Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 73 students
1,061 students
Rainy River Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rainy River Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Rainy River Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
20%
Rainy River Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
15%
Rainy River Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
70%
49%
Rainy River Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
3%
Rainy River Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Rainy River Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
5%
1%
Rainy River Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Rainy River Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.49 0.70
Rainy River Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,323 $5,590
Rainy River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $10,086
Rainy River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 88 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Rainy River Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • RRCC was founded over thirty years ago when a group of International Falls citizens convinced the Minnesota legislature to establish a college in their community. This community continues a strong partnership with the college. RRCC is a small state funded two-year public college offering both associate degrees and technical program certification. Rainy River Community College is located in International Falls in the heart of Minnesota's northwoods. At Rainy River, we foster learning by surrounding you with an environment rich in experience and natural wonder. We offer course work in a wide variety of subjects including: accounting, American Indian studies, Anishinaabe, art, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, engineering, geography, health, history, hospitality, humanities, management, marketing, math, music, natural science, nursing, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, speech, Swedish, and theater. All of our courses are taught by professional instructors in small class size settings. The comprehensive student life program, including athletics, compliments our academic program by providing an educational environment outside the classroom and opportunities for individuals to participate in activities geared toward their educational, social, vocational, cultural and recreational interests. Rainy River Community College is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,368 students | 84.20 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing, MN 55746
    (218)262-7200
    84.201,368
  • 1,373 students | 84.30 Mi1001 Chestnut St W
    Virginia, MN 55792
    (800)657-3860
    84.301,373
  • 712 students | 87.40 Mi1900 E Camp St
    Ely, MN 55731
    (218)235-2100
    87.40712
  • 1,373 students | 87.60 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth, MN 55734
    (218)741-3095
    87.601,373
  • 1,250 students | 93.10 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218)322-2300
    93.101,250
Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.