Ridge Technical College

Winter Haven, FL 33881

Ridge Technical College is one of the 13 public less than two year colleges in Florida. Its campus is small in size and located in Winter Haven. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 73% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Ridge Technical College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,888, and fees were $30. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,368 and $30 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 34
Certificate 0 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.3%

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132.48 miles away
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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
11/11/1982 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$70/credit
In State Students$70/credit
Out of State Students$180/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,150 $3,150 $8,100
ADN 70 $4,900 $4,900 $12,600
BSN 125 $8,750 $8,750 $22,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of Ridge Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $2,725
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $584
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $667
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$24,711
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

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District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

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Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Ridge Technical College
7700 State Rd 544
Winter Haven, FL 33881

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