Northland Community and Technical College

1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

School Details

Northland Community and Technical College implements a Quality Matters “QM” Program, which is faculty-centered and peer reviewed, to ensure the standards of their online and blended distance learning courses. In addition, a self-assessment allows prospective students to determine if they would be good candidates for the online classroom environment.


Northland Community and Technical College offers distance education opportunities in the areas of:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Health and Human Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Manufacturing

Many courses are delivered completely online, but students should be aware of specific criteria for possible on-campus requirements. Courses may also be accelerated. Students interact with peers and faculty through message boards and email. Typical course assignments are integrated with quizzes and tests, and exams may need to be proctored. Academic advising provides added support.


Founded in 1949, the college has a main campus located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and a secondary campus located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, along with the Aerospace Campus and Roseau Satellite Site. Northland is a two-year, public institution that maintains an open admissions policy. As part of the application processes, students will need to submit an official high school transcript, any official college transcripts, a record of immunization, and other applicable materials. NCTC works in partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to establish and promote transfer agreements into four-year programs.


Eligible students may receive financial aid based on need and achievement. Northland supports federal student aid programs, including the Federal Perkins Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Grants and NCTC scholarships provide added resources. A Veterans Certifying Official is available to explain benefits to veterans and aid them through the application and financial aid processes. 


Northland Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.





School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
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  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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