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Northland Community and Technical College is a public institution located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Thief River Falls draws many to the area.

1,092 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,176 Avg In-State Tuition

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Northland Community and Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#62 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade 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
#10 Best Value Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Northland Community and Technical College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#8 Best Value Colleges for Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder College Factual
#13 Best Value Colleges for Pharmacy Technician/Assistant College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Vehicle Maintenance & Repair College Factual
#94 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services College Factual
#174 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Northland Community and Technical College?

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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

Can I Afford Northland Community and Technical College?

$5,176 In-State Tuition
56% Take Out Loans
14.3% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Northland Community and Technical College paid $170 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,176 $5,176
Fees $617 $617
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000

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 $5,143 a year. That adds up to $20,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northland Community and Technical College is 14.3%. 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

1,092 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,962 undergraduate students at Northland Community and Technical College, with 1,092 being full-time and 1,870 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,092 full-time undergraduates at Northland Community and Technical College, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 63
White 877
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

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

855 Took All Classes Online
1,422 Took At Least One Class Online
2.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,422 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 22nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

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 2.5%. This is the #1,434 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
Health & Medical Administrative Services 62%
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 50%
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 56%
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 69%

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
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician #8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair #12
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist #16
Respiratory Care Therapy #28
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist #35
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #43
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary #77
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #105
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder #131
Health Sciences & Services #148
Allied Health Professions #166

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 Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 105 105
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 87 0 0 87
Electrician 0 0 18 18
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 9 8 17
Radiologic Technology 0 14 0 14
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 8 0 5 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 13 13
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 5 6 11
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 11 0 11
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 9 9
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 9 0 9
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 2 7 9
Automation Engineer Technology 0 8 0 8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 6 1 1 8
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 7 0 7
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 3 4 7
Surgical Technology 0 7 0 7
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 6 0 6
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 5 5
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 5 5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 4 0 4
Welding Technology/Welder 1 0 3 4
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 2 0 0 2
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 0 2 0 2
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 0 1 1
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 0 0 0
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 0 0 0
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 104 90 190 384

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.

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