• 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 210 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 210 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,323
  • Out-state tuition: $6,505
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Rainy River Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Rainy River Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
29 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rainy River Community College has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Rainy River Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
210 students
2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
168 students
1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students
42 students
1,416 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
267 students
348 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
168 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
42 students
1,062 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
17 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
94 students
112 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
6%
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% Hispanic
10%
7%
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% Black
10%
12%
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% White
62%
63%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.38%
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)
$29,500
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,505 is more than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,323
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,505
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,170
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
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
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rainy River Community College cost?

Rainy River Community College's tuition is approximately $5,323 for In-State students and $6,505 for Out-State students.

What is Rainy River Community College's ranking?

Rainy River Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 210 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,323
  • Out-state tuition: $6,505
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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