Northland Pioneer College

Northland Pioneer College

Northland Pioneer College, also known as NPC, is a regionally accredited, publicly supported, comprehensive community college located in Arizona. The college, founded in 1972, offers more than 8,000 courses during the fall and spring semesters, and over 2,000 courses during the summer sessions.

NPC boasts a diverse and active student life, hosting a variety of programs and activities for the students. These include special events, recreational opportunities, and educational trips. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations such as the Student Government Association (SGA), Music/ Theatre/ Speech, the Outdoor Club, and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

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Northland Pioneer College
2251 E. Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook , AZ 86025-0610
General Phone: (928) 524-7600

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Northland Pioneer College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts62liberal arts and sciences, general studies, library assistant, museum studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades41construction, carpentry, electrician, property management, building inspector
Education and Teaching26early childhood special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, teacher aide, teaching assistants
Production Trades15upholsterer, machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Security and Law Enforcement6corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management5business, business management, accounting technology, small business management, small business operations, MIS, hospitality marketing, merchandising sales and marketing
Office and Administration4word processing, administrative assistant, office data entry
Family and Social Work4housing and human environments, child development, child care management, child care provider, public administration
Medical Administration3medical records admin, medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical receptionist
Beauty and Cosmetology3cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art, commercial photography, photography
Computer Science and Engineering2information science, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking
Law2legal secretary, legal assistant, court reporting, legal professions
Engineering Technician1electronics tech, instrumentation tech, water quality and recycling tech, industrial tech, drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Therapy and Counseling0substance abuse counseling, community health services, massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair0electrical installation and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics
Science0biological and physical sciences
Cooking and Culinary Arts0restaurant and catering management
Animal Science and Care0animal science
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Landscaping and Horticulture0turf management, horticultural science, range management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation management

Number of programs and degrees for Northland Pioneer College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2247
Associate's degree14556
Award of less than 1 academic year5455

Northland Pioneer College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northland Pioneer College had a total enrollment of 4,686 students (4,359 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 1%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 26%
Unknown 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 14%
20-21 6%
22-24 6%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 12%
65+ 4%

Northland Pioneer College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 29 %
Part-Time 12 %

Northland Pioneer College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Holbrook, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northland Pioneer College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,152
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,050
Books and supplies $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Northland Pioneer College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1186200)

Northland Pioneer College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4238

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*4$51,910
No academic rankcalendar year4$47,2341*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$47,2345$59,511

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year38$53,95832$53,543
All faculty totalacademic year38$53,95833$53,641

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northland Pioneer College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Management Information Systems, General
Small Business Administration/Management
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Teaching Assistants/Aides, Other


Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Public Administration

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science
Range Science and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Museology/Museum Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Word Processing

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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