Ridgewater College: Ranking & Review

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Ridgewater College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,3661,4271,939

1,385 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

482 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $20.

Ridgewater College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Ridgewater College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Ridgewater College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,161$5,161
Fees for full-time undergraduates$598$598
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$181$181

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs242242
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities213213
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences8989
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7878
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5252
Precision Production3232
Personal and Culinary Services3131
Construction Trades2828
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians1717
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1414
Legal Professions and Studies88
Visual and Performing Arts88
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service88
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs44
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total862862

A total of 862 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Ridgewater College.

Graduation rate43%43%42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 60%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementRidgewater provides quality educational opportunities for diverse student learners in an inclusive, supportive, and accessible environment.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff237
Instructional FTE120
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteridgewater.edu
Address2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, Minnesota, 56201
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Remote
City population20,000