Kandiyohi County Community Colleges

In Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, you can find 1 community college serving 3,717 students.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is less than the state average of 32:1.

Kandiyohi County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • WillmarRidgewater College
    Public
    2101 15th Ave NW
    WillmarMN56201
    (800)722-1151
    3,717 students
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Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,101 per year for in-state students and $5,675 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,832 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.