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Northland Community and Technical College Overview

Northland Community and Technical College is a public institution located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The surrounding location of Thief River Falls is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Northland Community and Technical College Known For?

927 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Northland Community and Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 55% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northland Community and Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Northland Community and Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#113 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#442 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Northland Community and Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Sales & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northland Community and Technical College?

Location of Northland Community and Technical College

Contact details for Northland Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-793-2800
Website: www.northlandcollege.edu

How Do I Get Into Northland Community and Technical College?

You can apply to Northland Community and Technical College online at: www.northlandcollege.edu/apply/

Since Northland Community and Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Northland Community and Technical College?

56% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northland Community and Technical College, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,542 a year. That adds up to $22,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northland Community and Technical College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northland Community and Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,261 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,220 undergraduate students at Northland Community and Technical College, with 1,261 being full-time and 1,959 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northland Community and Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,261 full-time undergraduates at Northland Community and Technical College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northland Community and Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northland Community and Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northland Community and Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 132
Hispanic or Latino 80
White 940
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 84

Over 16 countries are represented at Northland Community and Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Cameroon, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Northland Community and Technical College

906 Took All Classes Online
1,470 Took At Least One Class Online
5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,470 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northland Community and Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 29th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Northland Community and Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northland Community and Technical College was 5.3%. This is the #1,645 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northland Community and Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Northland Community and Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Mechanization 20%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 36%
Business Administration & Management 55%
Business, Management & Marketing 15%
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 80%
General Agriculture 80%
General Business/Commerce 12%
General Sales & Marketing 40%
Health Sciences & Services 67%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northland Community and Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Northland Community and Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Mechanization #2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair #6
Air Transportation #11
Transportation & Materials Moving #11
Teaching Assistants #11
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #13
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #17
General Sales & Marketing #19
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #37
Health Sciences & Services #47
Health & Physical Education #71
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #85
Health & Medical Administrative Services #240
Liberal Arts General Studies #365
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #365
Education #466

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Northland Community and Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 65 0 127 192
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 179 0 179
Nursing 0 65 0 65
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 22 15 23 60
Agricultural Economics & Business 18 0 28 46
Allied Health Professions 0 42 0 42
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 29 2 31
Business Administration & Management 29 0 0 29
General Business/Commerce 0 26 0 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 16 5 24
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 19 3 1 23
Computer Systems Networking 11 9 0 20
Fire Protection 11 9 0 20
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 19 19
Teaching Assistants 0 17 0 17
Precision Metal Working 5 0 12 17
General Sales & Marketing 0 15 0 15
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 3 11 14
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 2 9 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2 6 2 10
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 0 0 8
Carpentry 0 0 7 7
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 7 7
Accounting 0 5 1 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 6
Agricultural Mechanization 0 5 0 5
General Agriculture 1 0 4 5
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 5 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 1 4
Animal Science 0 3 0 3
Ground Transportation 2 0 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 196 472 259 927

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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