Ridgewater College

2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar,
MN, 56201
Tel: (800)722-1151
3,717 students
Public institution

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Ridgewater College is a comprehensive community and technical college offering education designed for transfer to a university as well as technical programs intended for direct entry into the workforce. Located in central Minnesota, Ridgewater has campuses in Hutchinson and Willmar. We are one of outstate Minnesota's largest public colleges, and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Ridgewater College provides quality learning opportunities for students in accessible, affordable, and supportive settings.
School Highlights:
Ridgewater College serves 3,717 students (64% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 24%.
Ridgewater College is the only community colleges within Kandiyohi County, MN.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Ridgewater College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates 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 3,717 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,717 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
2,391 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,326 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian -
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 4%
7%
% Black 1%
12%
% White 93%
66%
% Two or more races 2%
2%
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. 0.13
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,375 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,375 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,375 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,375 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates. Ridgewater College is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment, and is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students. At Ridgewater College, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities including: arts, athletics, student government, theater, music, clubs, and organizations (offerings differ by campus). Ridgewater College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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