Rainy River Community College was founded in 1967 by a group of dedicated individuals who wanted post-secondary education offered in International Falls at the heart of Minnesota's north woods.
At Rainy River we foster learning by surrounding our students with an environment rich in natural wonder. The eighty-acre campus has an eight building complex connected with heated walkways enclosing a courtyard. The grounds feature a softball field, a lighted cross country skiing and hiking trail, and three ponds edged by decks and walkways. The adjacent residence hall offers furnished apartment style accommodations for students.
The atmosphere within the college is as inviting as the setting. The faculty and staff get to know and care for students on a first-name basis, and provide them with a quality education.
Rainy River's Associate in Arts Degree (AA) prepares students for transfer by completing the liberal arts general education requirements for a Bachelor's Degree. RRCC follows the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and helps students carefully plan their studies. RRCC guarantees that the AA Degree will transfer to any Minnesota State College or University.
Career and technical programs include Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Fitness Specialist, Green and Sustainable Construction Technology, Indigenous Studies, Industrial Technology, and Practical Nursing.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 range:
- State Residents: $4,700-$5,700
- Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,093
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $200-$240 per credit 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||91%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||51%||$4,326|
|Receiving Student Loans||42%||$5,763|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Rainy River Community College may offer services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Minnesota, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Rainy River Community College||Koochiching County||Minnesota|
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 Rainy River Community 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,...)