Rainy River Community College

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Rainy River Community College
Rainy River logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1967[1]
Provost Dr. Ken Simberg[1]
Students Total enrollment: 350[1]
Address 1501 Hwy. 71[1], International Falls, Minnesota, United States, 56649
48°35′40″N 93°25′40″W / 48.5943832°N 93.4276498°W / 48.5943832; -93.4276498[2]
Colors               [3]
Athletics NJCAA
Nickname Voyageurs[3]
Sporting affiliations
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
Sports 5 teams
Website www.rrcc.mnscu.edu

Rainy River Community College (RRCC) is a community college located in International Falls, Minnesota. It is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.[4]

Degrees/programs offered[edit]

RRCC offers the following two year degree programs: Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science – Mathematics, Associate in Science - Math Education, Associate in Science – Science, Associate in Science - Science Education, and Associate in Applied Science – Industrial Technology.[5] There are also diploma and certificate programs that include: Industrial Technology diploma, Practical Nursing diploma, Fitness Specialist certificate, Indigenous Studies certificate, and Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Home Health Aide (HHA) certificate.[5]

Enrollment information[edit]

Total enrollment is around 350. The student to faculty ratio is 15:1. Breakdown of students include 8% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% African American, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, and 54% are 25 years of age or older.[1] RRCC operates on a semester type of calendar, and has an open admission policy. There is academic remediation for students entering the program, an ESL program, services for students that are learning disabled, advanced placement courses, honors programs, independent study, summer session courses taken for credit, a part-time degree program, adult and continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.[1] Students are considered a first year student if they have 31 or fewer credits, a second year student if they have 32 or more credits, and a full-time student if they take 12 or more credits a semester.[6]

Extra curricular activities[edit]

RRCC has an Anishinaabe Student Coalition, Student Senate, and Black Student Association. They also hold different events during the year including Awareness Week, and Diversity Week.[7] Athletic teams consist of women's volleyball, basketball, club hockey, and softball; and men's basketball, extramural hockey, and baseball. RRCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the American Collegiate Hockey Association and competes in the Minnesota Community College Conference.[8]

Library and computer lab[edit]

The RRCC Library has 20,000 books and an online public access catalog available 24 hours a day. The computer labs have 70 computers available on campus for general student use. There is also a staffed computer lab on campus that provides training of computers, technology, software, and the Internet.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f (Macmillan, 593)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rainy River State Junior College
  3. ^ a b (Men's, 1)
  4. ^ Fisher, Barb. "Recruiter, Marketing Director" (PDF). MNSCU. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b (Academics, 1)
  6. ^ (Rainy, 13)
  7. ^ a b (Macmillan, 594)
  8. ^ (Athletics, 1)

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