School Highlights

Riverland Community College serves 3,475 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,475 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,522
  • Out-state tuition: $5,522
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Riverland Community College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
195 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Riverland Community College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Riverland Community College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,475 students
2,525 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,261 students
1,109 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,214 students
1,416 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Riverland Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
220 students
348 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,261 students
1,099 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,214 students
1,062 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
17 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
96 students
112 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
13%
7%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
71%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.47
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.47%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,400
$36,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Riverland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,522 is more than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,522 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,522
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,522
$6,082
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Riverland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,359
$6,747
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Riverland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Riverland Community College cost?

Riverland Community College's tuition is approximately $5,522 for In-State students and $5,522 for Out-State students.

School Calendar

View the Riverland Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last day to WITHDRAW from Fall Semester full term courses November 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Last day to drop with 100% refund January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last day to totally withdraw with 50% refund January 30, 2023 (Monday)
  • Last day to totally withdraw with 25% refund February 06, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,475 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,522
  • Out-state tuition: $5,522
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $6,082 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,208 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Saint Paul College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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