Ridgewater College in Willmar
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The Ridgewater College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ridgewater College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$8,157|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$8,795|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$10,842|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$13,033|
Typical room charge for academic year: -
Typical board charge for academic year: -
Combined charge for room and board: -
Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
2263 of Ridgewater College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ridgewater College number 45 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.
Students at Ridgewater College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
|Family Income||Number awarded grant and scholarship aid||Average amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded|
|$0 - $30,000||100%||$5,789|
|$30,001 - $48,000||100%||$5,185|
|$48,001 - $75,000||94.32%||$3,640|
|$75,001 - $110,000||32.35%||$592|
Salary After Attending
According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
Special learning opportunities
Here are the learning opportunities available in Ridgewater College.
Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.
Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
- Member of National Athletic Association
- Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Ridgewater College graduation rate is below the national average.
43% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ridgewater College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.
The student-to-faculty ratio at Ridgewater College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In Ridgewater College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ridgewater College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate and 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs offered.
Number of degree programs offered via distance education
There are 24 distance education programs that are offered in the Ridgewater College: 15 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are Associate's degree.
Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.
Ridgewater College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2860 students with 85793 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in Ridgewater College
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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ridgewater College
Good Computer Support program among other great programs and beautiful campus.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Very nice campus and offer great program'sSource of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Ridgewater College in both campuses has one of the best Nursing program with adequate resources and committed instructors. It is a good place to start for someone who want to be a nurse.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I did not like the Auto Body class yes I did learn a LOT but all of the teachers were a pain besides Tim he was good.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 2101 15th Ave NW
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Semester
General Phone Number: +8007221151
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: ridgewater.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
Online application: Go to the page
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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page
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