Riverland Community College

Austin, MN 55912

Riverland Community College is one of the 31 public 2-year colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Austin. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 42% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Riverland Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,938, and fees were $632. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,938 and $632 respectively.


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 29
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 19
Certificate 9 62

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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
12/01/1975 - 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).

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$165/credit
In State Students$165/credit
Out of State Students$165/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 $7,425 $7,425 $7,425
ADN 70 $11,550 $11,550 $11,550
BSN 125 $20,625 $20,625 $20,625
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 Riverland Community 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 49% $3,946
Other Federal Grant 2% $438
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $1,715
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 17% $958
Federal Student Loans 47% $4,906
Private Loans 2% $5,009


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$7,689
$30,001 to $48,000$7,365
$48,001 to $75,000$8,806
$75,001 to $110,000$11,480
Over $110,000$12,176

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Student Population













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

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Phillips/Laird Scholarship

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

Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN 55912

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