Rainy River Community College

  • 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 325 students (71% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • 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 13 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Rainy River Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty13 staff51 staff
Rainy River Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 325 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment325 students1,302 students
Rainy River Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:130:1
Rainy River Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students232 students768 students
Rainy River Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students93 students534 students
Rainy River Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rainy River Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
88124
Rainy River Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Rainy River Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
-
5%
Rainy River Community College Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Rainy River Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
8%
Rainy River Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
82%
73%
Rainy River Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Rainy River Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
5%
-
Rainy River Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
1%
5%
Rainy River Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN 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.0.320.45
Rainy River Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
33%
30%
Rainy River Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$35,800
Rainy River Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $6,979. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,323$6,979
Rainy River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,505$7,514
Rainy River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%89%
Rainy River Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,308$15,511
Rainy River Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,497$7,600
Rainy River Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,979 per year for in-state students and $7,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,283 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. 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 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.