Ridgewater College: Review & Facts

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Ridgewater College is a medium two-year, public school with 3,565 students enrolled. This school was established in 1996 and is the only institution located in Willmar, Minnesota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
67
Fair
At Ridgewater College you can earn your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Ridgewater College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 67 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Agriculture, and Industrial Technologies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
63%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Ridgewater College student retention rate is relatively low at 63% (below Minnesota average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
21 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Ridgewater College is low - 44%. Nearly 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Ridgewater College is reasonably decent: 21:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,500
Low
Average tuition charges are very low - $4,900 a year. The additional fees at Ridgewater College not covered by tuition are about $600, which totals $5,500 a year.

Read the details about Ridgewater College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Ridgewater College is $20.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Ridgewater College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (800) 722-1151 or check Ridgewater College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Ridgewater College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Ridgewater College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At this moment there is no on-campus housing at Ridgewater College.

Based on the college crime data, Ridgewater College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Ridgewater College Location and Maps



Post Address: Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201, USA
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