Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN 56201
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Ridgewater College is one of the thirty-one public 2-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in Willmar town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,366 students attend the school. Every year 43% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Ridgewater College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,161, and fees were $598. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,161 and $598 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,366
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 76
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 20
Certificate 3 41

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1996 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
02/01/1998 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
06/01/1974 - 06/30/2010
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
09/01/2013 - Current

Admission

100%

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 $20
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$181/credit
In State Students$181/credit
Out of State Students$181/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 $8,145 $8,145 $8,145
ADN 70 $12,670 $12,670 $12,670
BSN 125 $22,625 $22,625 $22,625
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, 86% of Ridgewater 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 47% $4,158
Other Federal Grant 11% $944
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,946
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 47% $4,738
Private Loans 3% $5,502

$11,161

Average Net Price
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$10,242
$30,001 to $48,000$10,467
$48,001 to $75,000$12,697
$75,001 to $110,000$14,716
Over $110,000$16,157

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Student Population

3,366

Undergrads

0

Graduates

1,939

Women

1,427

Men

58%

Full-time

42%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
82%
Hispanic
8%
Black/African American
4%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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

Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW
Willmar, MN 56201
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