Itasca Community College

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Itasca Community College
Itasca logo.gif
MottoBest Place to Start
TypePublic community college
Active1922; 100 years ago (1922)–May 2022
Parent institution
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
PresidentMichael Raich (interim)
ProvostBart Johnson
Academic staff
Administrative staff

47°14′31″N 93°29′44″W / 47.2420°N 93.4956°W / 47.2420; -93.4956[1]
Colors    Blue & white
Sporting affiliations
NJCAA, Minnesota College Athletic Conference

Itasca Community College (ICC) was a public community college in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It was founded in 1922 and was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In March 2022, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system approved merger of ICC with Hibbing Community College, Mesabi Range College, Rainy River Community College and Vermilion Community College into a single institution called Minnesota North College.[2]


Enrollment for the 2017–2019 school year was about 1400 students and the college had 40 full-time faculty members. Itasca offered diplomas, associate degrees, and professional certificates.


ICC was a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region XIII). The school fielded teams in seven sports, four for men (baseball, basketball, wrestling, and American football) and three for women (softball, volleyball, and basketball). In 2000, men's basketball replaced men's ice hockey as a varsity sport. Teams competed in the Minnesota Community College Conference. At the NJCAA National Wrestling Championship held in Rochester, Minnesota on February 22–24, 2007, heavyweight Chris Miller became ICC's first national champion.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Itasca Community College
  2. ^ Whitford, Emma (March 17, 2022). "Merger Approved for 5 Minnesota Community Colleges". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  3. ^ Minnesota Legislators: Past & Present-John T. Davies
  4. ^ "Brock Larson MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  5. ^ Minnesota Legislators: Past & Present-George Gilbert Wangensteen

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Coordinates: 47°14′28″N 93°29′45″W / 47.2411111°N 93.4958333°W / 47.2411111; -93.4958333[1]