Riverland Community College

1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN 55912-1473
Tel: (507)433-0600
3,245 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Riverland Community College serves 3,245 students (45% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Riverland Community College is the only community colleges within Mower County, MN.
The nearest community college is North Iowa Area Community College (35.90 miles away).

School Overview

College Riverland Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,245 has grown by 5% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 73% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,245 students 1,296 students
Riverland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,467 students
814 students
Riverland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,778 students
1,040 students
Riverland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Riverland Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Riverland Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
9%
21%
Riverland Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
15%
Riverland Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
51%
Riverland Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Riverland Community College More (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Riverland Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Riverland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.33 0.68
Riverland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,522 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,522 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,522 $5,660
Riverland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,522 $10,250
Riverland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Our locations in Albert Lea, Austin, and at the Owatonna College & University Center provide easy access to more than 50 career programs or the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Our partnerships with other colleges and universities also allow our students to earn bachelor's degrees without having to leave southern Minnesota. Our support services help students improve study skills, locate resources, resolve personal issues, make strong career decisions, pay for college, or arrange the details of a smooth college transfer. The college offers more than 55 career programs or 32 transfer programs. These include technical programs that train students for great jobs in as little as nine months and liberal arts degrees that easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students may select from a variety of programs and earn associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The Austin Campus of Riverland Community College includes the Austin East and West Buildings and College Park Student Housing. On this campus, students pursue career and liberal arts majors in a small-town collegiate atmosphere. Austin is a community of more than 20,000 with extensive parks, shopping and recreation opportunities for students. Opportunities in theatre, music, clubs, intercollegiate sports, and student government provide an easy way to meet new friends, share talents, develop leadership skills, and make dreams happen. In every program, our students have access to state-of-the-art technologies. Interactive television and online classes make learning accessible despite the challenges of time and location. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 74%. 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 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is The Art Institutes International-Minnesota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.