Northland Community and Technical College, located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, was formed in 2003 through the merger of two previously existing schools in order to reduce costs and make easier the management and operation of schools within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The school maintains a second campus in East Grand Forks, and has over the years seen its service area grow through the merger, expansion and enrollment. The school provides full services, modern facilities, and relevant education for modern students.
Individuals may choose between programs that provide academic transfer opportunities or programs that allow for career development and training. Individuals may choose to pursue a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a bachelor degree education at Northland Community and Technical College, allowing for low cost, local, education followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years and earn a degree. Career training programs allow students to pursue an education that provides in depth knowledge and skill development in a high demand field for the purpose of long term employment in that field upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual who wishes to enroll at NCTC may do so through the completion and submission of the application for admission, payment of fees, and the providing of transcripts and test scores if available. Student must be at least eighteen or have a high school diploma as part of the school's open enrollment policy. Participation in orientation, meeting with a counselor, and the taking of a placement exam should be completed prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants awarded based on need as determined by a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $5,000-$5,900 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $170 to $200 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||58%||$4,293|
|Receiving Student Loans||59%||$6,511|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Northland Community and Technical College may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Minnesota.
|Northland Community and Technical College||Pennington County||Minnesota|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Northland Community and Technical College
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2010)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Minnesota
Campus: Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1994)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1989)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Northland Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Northland Community and Technical College.
- Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, MN (78 miles away)
- Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, MN (88 miles away)
- Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, ND (123 miles away)
- Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, ND (124 miles away)
- Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, MN (127 miles away)