• Northland is an innovative leader in higher education, preparing all learners with work and life skills that advance personal well-being and regional prosperity.

School Highlights

Northland Community and Technical College serves 2,962 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,962 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,051
  • Out-state tuition: $6,051
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Northland Community and Technical College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
153 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northland Community and Technical College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Northland Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,962 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,092 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,870 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
196 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,092 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,870 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
6%
9%
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% White
81%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.34
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.61%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,400
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,051 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,051 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,051
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,051
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,264
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Marksmanship, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Northland Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses located in East Grand Forks, MN and Thief River Falls, MN. We offer certificates, diplomas, and degrees in a variety of majors and general education transfer courses; as well as workforce training and continuing education programs. Northland Community and Technical College was created by a merger in July 1995 to form a comprehensive two-year college. Its founding partners, the Thief River Falls Area Vocation School , opened in 1946, and Northland Community College was founded in 1965. Northland is a comprehensive college, offering many state-of-the-art, nationally-renowned technical programs designed for those looking to quickly join the work force. Northland also has a liberal arts program which offers students the first-two years of a bachelor's degree. Northland Community and Technical College specializes in career-focused training designed to provide you with maximum job placement potential. A Northland college education is personalized, technology-intensive, focused, and innovative. You can graduate in as little as 9-months or earn a two-year degree. Northland Community & Technical College - Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks (formerly known as Northwest Technical College) is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northland Community and Technical College cost?

Northland Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $6,051 for In-State students and $6,051 for Out-State students.

What sports does Northland Community and Technical College offer?

Northland Community and Technical College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Marksmanship, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,962 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,051
  • Out-state tuition: $6,051
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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