WHERE IT ALL BEGINS
As you’re embarking on some of the most defining years in your life, you must be asking yourself many questions. What are you looking for in a college? Are you hoping to just learn or make an impact? Would you like to leave with a degree or a career? Whether you’re looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump-start your career, or something in between - you’ll find it at Northland.
GO NORTH Minnesotaâ€™s great northwest, where the prairie meets the north woods, naturally offers plenty to explore. Nestled amidst the lakes, forests, rivers and scenic landscapes, youâ€™ll find adventure and lots of things to enjoy. Vibrant towns offer specialty shops, art and music festivals, and dining of all kinds. And thereâ€™s no hibernating in winter; not with snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and more.
OUR CAMPUSES We’re based in a region packed with things to do. Great food. Local entertainment. Outdoor adventure. It’s all here, and our campuses are the perfect base camp from which to enjoy it all.
THIEF RIVER FALLS CAMPUS GRAND FORKS
EAST GRAND FORKS CAMPUS BEMIDJI
17:1 STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO
AVERAGE STUDENT AGE
TOTAL STUDENTS ENROLLED
87% PROGRAM OPTIONS
STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID
STATES REPRESENTED AMONG OUR STUDENT POPULATION
UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL At Northland, we have everything you need to turn your passion into something bigger. We offer more than 80 academic program options to suit all interests. And if you’re unsure about what you’d like to major in, we’ll work with you to discover your passion and unleash your potential.
59% > 45%
OF INCOMING STUDENTS ENROLL AS LIBERAL ARTS OR UNDECIDED
NORTHLAND GRADUATION+TRANSFER RATE IS 14% GREATER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
ONLINE PROGRAM OPTIONS
AEROSPACE Aviation Maintenance Technology Aviation Maintenance Technology Plus Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Imagery Analysis Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Technician Small UAS Field Service Technician UAS & Geospatial Applications UAS Maintenance Technician
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Architectural Technology & Design
Intro Architectural Technology & Design
Medical Administrative Assistant
Health Sciences Broad Field
Carpentry â€“ Residential
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Office Specialist
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Occupational Therapy Assistant Paramedic Patient Access Specialist Pharmacy Technology Phlebotomy
AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION
Physical Therapist Assistant
Practical Nursing Radiologic Technology
Automotive Service Technology
Advanced General Agriculture
Automotive Electronics & Drivability
Automotive Engine Repair, Suspension & Brakes
Farm Operations & Management
Auto Body Collision Technology
Collision & Refinishing Technician
Precision Ag Equipment Technician
Sheet Metal Repair Technician
Respiratory Therapist Surgical Technology
LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
Electronics Technology – Automated Systems
Firefighter – Paramedic
BUSINESS, MGMT & MARKETING
Computer & Network Technology
Certified Production Technician
Accounting Clerk – Microcomputer Applications
Manufacturing Process Technology
Administrative Office Specialist
Fire Service Preparation
Welding Manufacturing Technology
Sales, Marketing & Management
Welding Process Technology
LIBERAL ARTS & TRANSFER
EDUCATION Early Childhood & Paraprofessional
Business Transfer Pathway Economics Transfer Pathway Health Science Broad Field History Transfer Pathway
• Campus Degrees
• Online Degrees
• Campus & Online Degrees
Liberal Arts & Sciences Sociology Transfer Pathway
College course offerings are subject to change. Current list of programs: northlandcollege.edu/programs
AFFORDABLE HEAD START Getting your generals out of the way at Northland is an affordable and timefriendly way to get to the next level. It’s also a great way to get back into the swing of college if you are thinking about starting a new chapter of your life. Northland can help you transfer to schools like Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota Crookston, University of North Dakota and more. Learn about opportunities that could shave thousands of dollars off your tuition costs, and months off your graduation date.
POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS (PSEO) If you’re a high school sophmore, junior or senior, learn about earning college credit through our Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program at: northlandcollege.edu/pseo
LEARN FROM THE BEST Northland is one of the premier two-year colleges in the nation. Our reputation is built on the quality of our training, our industry relationships as well as the success that Northland graduates experience in their careers. Our support staff are firmly committed to your success and are willing to help you every step of the way. With a 17:1 average student-faculty ratio, you’ll make real connections with your instructors and classmates. You’ll push yourself in a setting that will stretch your comfort zone while giving you the support you need to achieve your personal goals.
GRADS EMPLOYED IN THEIR FIELD WITHIN 12 MONTHS
IN THE NATION FOR BEST EDUCATION AT THE LOWEST PRICE
STUDENTS MAINTAIN 3.5 GPA & ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN PHI THETA KAPPA
*Based on 326 Total Related Work of 421 Total Available for Related Work, for 77.4% Related Employment Rate. **Source: WalletHub Best & Worst Community Colleges Report.
YOUR CAMPUS IS EVERYWHERE Youâ€™ve got the drive to earn your degree. We give you the means to succeed on your own schedule. While Northlandâ€™s campus programs provide a hands-on training experience unlike any other, our more than 20 online program options are proof that you can complete a degree from anywhere in the world.
GRADS GET JOBS Northland partners with business and industry throughout Minnesota and the region to ensure that our academic offerings reflect the needs of business and industry in high-growth, high-demand employment sectors. Setting you up for success in whatever field you choose. Northland graduates are regularly recruited by top companies:
Altru Health Central Boiler
Essentia Health Arctic Cat
Digi-Key Cargill, Inc.
EAPC Architects Engineers
Delta Air Lines
“So many people were so skeptical and doubtful. I have a sense of pride that nothing stopped me.”
“I can’t say I’d do anything differently. Everything’s been great. Northland set me up perfectly.”
KAT W. Class of 2019
COLTON B. Class of 2014
“My advice is to follow your gut. Life is too short to not do what you truly want to do. Don’t wait.” REBECCA L. Class of 2016
“Hands-on learning is one of the things I absolutely loved about Northland. The training you get with a twoyear degree is exceptional.” DALLAS A. Class of 2002
YOUR STORY STARTS HERE A pioneer pushes boundaries in pursuit of a dream – forging a legacy of brave firsts and bold progress. Northland is made up of pioneers who every day follow their passion by making an impact in their communities and beyond. Find the inspiration to chase your dream — and proof that achieving it is possible.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME STUDENT HOUSING Located in Thief River Falls, MN, the Foundation student housing apartments offer student-friendly academic year lease terms with all-inclusive rental rates for fully furnished units with high-speed internet, cable TV, and washer/dryers.Â COMMUNITY HOUSING A variety of local housing options are also available within each campus community area.Â DINING Sit-down lunches, breakfast with friends, on-the-go snacks, and all the coffee you need to get through that next study session just steps from wherever you are on campus.
COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT Personal and professional support. Academic advising and free tutoring for every Northland student. Resources for military veterans, first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities. We offer programs built with your success in mind. Being a Pioneer means being part of a community. In this community, weâ€™re all about getting you to graduation day happy, healthy, and armed with the skills you need to launch an amazing career.
YOUR LIFE AS A PIONEER It’s easy to keep busy outside the classroom. Clubs and activities provide opportunities to make new friends, help the community, build leadership abilities, and enhance social skills. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Northland students are active in more than 20 student-led organizations. From gaming clubs to student government, there’s a group for you.
ATHLETICS A winning tradition, in the classroom and on the field, the Pioneers are recognized as one of the top athletic programs in the MCAC.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES Northland keeps students busy throughout the year with live performances, club and health fairs, movies fresh out of the theater and other on-campus events.
SERVICE & LEARNING Volunteerism through service-learning is a part of who we are, and it plays an important role in what makes a well-rounded student.
20+ STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
SERVICE AGENCIES ASSISTED BY NORTHLAND STUDENTS
DIVISION III ATHLETIC TEAMS
EQUITY & INCLUSION A CONTINUING COMMITMENT
19% STUDENTS OF COLOR
60% : 40% FEMALE TO MALE STUDENTS
18% 1ST GEN COLLEGE STUDENTS
MEN’S TEAMS BASEBALL BASKETBALL CLAY TARGET (co-ed) WRESTLING WOMEN’S TEAMS BASKETBALL CLAY TARGET (co-ed) SOFTBALL VOLLEYBALL
Embracing the spirit of exploration and a curiosity for the unknown, we recently redefined what it means to be a Northland Pioneer with a new, revolutionary spacethemed brand identity. As 21st century Pioneers, we push ourselves beyond the pinnacle. Set for launch. #wearego
WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU Whether you’re learning online or on-campus, we’d love to meet you. Visiting campus is one of the most important aspects of the college search process, and there is no better way to know if Northland is right for you. When you visit one of our campuses, you can get a glimpse of life at Northland while learning more about the college, the application process, and financial aid. The Enrollment Office offers daily campus tours and information sessions for students and families. Schedule your visit today!
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR If you can’t visit Northland in person, our virtual tour is the next best thing to being on campus! Enjoy 360° panoramic views of Northland’s campuses from the convenience of your home or mobile device.
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR PARENTS? REQUEST INFO ONLINE AT: NORTHLANDCOLLEGE.EDU/INFO
VISIT OUR CAMPUSES EITHER IN PERSON WITH A PRIVATE TOUR OR DURING A SPECIAL EVENT. NORTHLANDCOLLEGE.EDU/VISIT
OUR APPLICATION PROCESS IS EASY. FILL OUT OUR FREE ONLINE APPLICATION TODAY. NORTHLANDCOLLEGE.EDU/APPLY
STEPS Need a hand or have questions? We have a team of admissions reps and financial aid pros who can help you every step of the way. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.959.6282
GREAT CAREERS BELONG TO THOSE WHO
INVEST IN THEMSELVES Your Northland journey is an investment in yourself that pays off for a lifetime. Itâ€™s why we believe students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend Northland. Finances should not be a barrier to you getting a world-class education.
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2018
STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME TYPE OF FINANCIAL AID
AVERAGE TUTION SAVINGS PER YEAR COMPARED TO 4-YR SCHOOL
FULL-TIME INCOMING STUDENTS
FINANCIAL AID & COSTS Wondering how you’ll pay for college? We’ll help you find a way. We award over $16 million annually in scholarships and aid to make your Northland experience even more affordable.
Est. Annual Tuition/Fees TUITION
Tuition Rates MINNESOTA RESIDENT
$169.95 / CREDIT
STUDENT LIFE FEE
NORTH DAKOTA RESIDENT
$169.95 / CREDIT
ALL OTHER U.S. RESIDENTS
$169.95 / CREDIT
$169.95 / CREDIT
$199.00 / CREDIT
STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE
EST. ANNUAL TUITION/FEES
Plus Manitoba, Canada residents
Rates are subject to change. Program-specific and reciprocity tuition rates available online at northlandcollege.edu/tuition
Based on 2019-2020 tuition rates and fees in U.S. dollars. The listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 15 credits each. Find programspecific costs at northlandcollege.edu/costs
Complete Your FAFSA Northland FAFSA school code: 002385 To apply for financial aid, file the FAFSA as soon as you can. It’s the first step you must take in order to find out what aid options are available to you. Complete your FAFSA online at: fafsa.gov
Calculate Your Costs Our Net Price Calculator helps determine if you might qualify for scholarships and provides an estimate of what attending Northland would cost based on your unique situation. Calculate your costs at: northlandcollege.edu/pricecalc
SCHOLARSHIPS & EMPLOYMENT Scholarships and student work study jobs are an excellent way to offset the cost of college.
Scholarships The Northland Foundation offers scholarships for both fall and spring semesters. Some scholarship applications are due in advance of our deadlines for admission, so apply for scholarships early!
Northland students are also encouraged to apply for our many external scholarships. These scholarships come to Northland from outside organizations and donors. northlandcollege.edu/scholarships
Student Employment Northland hires students as federal work study or state work study positions. Put your skills to work and offset your educational costs. See if thereâ€™s a job for you: northlandcollege.edu/workstudy
For more information about financial assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office at 218.683.8544 or 1.800.959.6282, or at northlandcollege.edu/finaid
GREATER OPPORTUNIT AWAIT Having Northland on your resume means you’re showing up with experience. It means you know how to learn... and do. In your field, your industry, and your community. With a degree that means something the day you earn it—and every day after. Are you ready?
PIONEER PREVIEW Northlandâ€™s on-campus student orientation, Pioneer Preview, is a great time for you to connect with your future classmates, get to know your new campus home, and learn more about the great academic experience you have ahead of you.
CONNECT WITH US EAST GRAND FORKS 2022 Central Ave NE East Grand Forks, MN 56721 THIEF RIVER FALLS 1101 Hwy One East Thief River Falls, MN 56701 1-800-959-6282 northlandcollege.edu
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