Public 2 Year

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota

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Ridgewater College overview
Location Willmar, Minnesota
Online ridgewater.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Remote Town
Ridgewater College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Ridgewater College, located in Willmar, Minnesota, is a public community college offering a diverse range of technical and career programs. Established in 1961, Ridgewater provides a comprehensive educational portfolio with popular majors including Agriculture, Veterinary Technology, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The college fosters a supportive learning environment upon its rural campus, which lies approximately 95 miles west of Minneapolis. While primarily a commuter school, Ridgewater College offers limited on-campus housing options, accommodating students who wish to reside near academic facilities. The college's application process is considered to have an open admissions policy, welcoming a broad spectrum of students. Although not specifically recognized for its athletic programs, Ridgewater College competes in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference under the team name 'Warriors.'

Ridgewater College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,583 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,321 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $5,473 plus fees of $641.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Ridgewater College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$641
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,720
Budget for Other Expenses$4,550
Total One Year Cost$19,584

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ridgewater College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 33%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 19%
Business 10%
Agriculture 8%
Engineering Technology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175236 IPEDS survey data for Ridgewater College.

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