Northland Pioneer College

  • Northland Pioneer College serves about 7,000 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 6,712 students (19% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% 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 to Northland Pioneer College is CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff (85.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 178 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Northland Pioneer College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty178 staff66 staff
Northland Pioneer College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Northland Pioneer College has grown by 78% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The Northland Pioneer College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,712 students6,476 students
Northland Pioneer College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:139:1
Northland Pioneer College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,285 students1,336 students
Northland Pioneer College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,427 students5,140 students
Northland Pioneer College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northland Pioneer College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northland Pioneer College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northland Pioneer College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Northland Pioneer College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northland Pioneer College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northland Pioneer College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Northland Pioneer College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Northland Pioneer College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.65
Northland Pioneer College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Northland Pioneer College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$31,400
Northland Pioneer College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $888 is less than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has declined by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has declined by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$888$1,830
Northland Pioneer College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,260$7,111
Northland Pioneer College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes$74/credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%81%
Northland Pioneer College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate100%100%
Northland Pioneer College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Eagle Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Outdoor Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Ambassadors, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Plays and Musicals
Source: 2016 (or 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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