The junior college systems in Minnesota and North Dakota rank among the best in America, and our local community college on the Minnesota side of the Red River holds a lofty spot of prominence in national rankings. So says the company WalletHub, a personal finance website known for all sorts of rankings related to finances and education.
Northland Community Technical College, of East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, Minn., is the No. 5 junior college in America, according to WalletHub. NCTC’s ranking is an individual honor for the school and, in effect, the region. In the state rankings, WalletHub puts Minnesota No. 2 and North Dakota No. 7.