Riverland Community College

School Highlights
  • Riverland Community College serves 3,243 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Riverland Community College is the only community colleges within Mower County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Riverland Community College is University of Minnesota-Rochester (35.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Riverland Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Riverland Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty101 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Riverland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The Riverland Community College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,243 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,242 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students2,001 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
7%
5%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
86%
73%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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Diversity Score0.250.45
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College Completion Rate
35%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,400$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,522 is less than the state average of $6,980. 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 $7,515. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,522$6,980
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,522$7,515
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2007)$6,125$6,685
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2007)$3,500$3,124
Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,980 per year for in-state students and $7,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Globe University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.