Rainy River Community College

Overview of Rainy River Community College

Rainy River Community College is found in International Falls, MN. International Falls is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Rainy River Community College.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts, nursing and emergency medicine.

Rainy River Community College Selectivity

Rainy River Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Rainy River Community College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Students numbered 441 in 2007-2008 at the school. A large number of students at Rainy River Community College are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Rainy River Community College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Rainy River Community College serves its communities by guiding learners to achieve their educational, career, personal, and civic goals."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Rainy River Community College

Rainy River Community College
1501 Hwy 71
International Falls , MN 56649
General Phone: (218) 285-7722

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Rainy River Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts46liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management9accounting technology
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for Rainy River Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree461
Award of less than 1 academic year344
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years171

Rainy River Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rainy River Community College had a total enrollment of 441 students (304 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 18%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 28%
20-21 12%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 10%

Rainy River Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 37 %
Part-Time 33 %

Rainy River Community College Room and Board (2007)

Rainy River Community College offers campus housing for 90 of its 304 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rainy River Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,819
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,873
Room and board $ 2,600
Room charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Rainy River Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 677500)

Rainy River Community College Faculty

Rainy River Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track21

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year6$59,1675$62,900
All faculty totalacademic year6$59,1675$62,900

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

Rainy River Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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Rainy River Community College Highlights

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What Sets Rainy River Community College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Rainy River Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%Rainy River Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% students 40 years or older
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Top 12%Rainy River Community College % students 40 years or older
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 17%Rainy River Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%Rainy River Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Rainy River Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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