Ridgewater College

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General Information

Admission Office

2101 15th Avenue Northwest

Box 1097

Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 222-5976

(800) 722-1151

Fax: (320) 222-5216



Contact: Sally Kerfeld

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 1097

Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 222-5200

www.ridgewater.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,788

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 891

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,676

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,818 $4,913 $5,045 $5,280 +4.66%
Books and Supplies $800 $900 $900 $900 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $5,618 $5,813 $5,945 $6,180 +3.95%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 620 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 435 55% $1,726,017 $3,968
• Federal grants 316 40% $1,176,500 $3,723
• Pell grants 303 39% $1,000,156 $3,301
• Other federal grants 87 11% $176,344 $2,027
State/local government grant or scholarships 375 48% $549,517 $1,465
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0
Student loan aid 482 61% $2,693,681 $5,589
• Federal student loans 478 61% $2,259,016 $4,726
• Other student loans 87 11% $434,665 $4,996

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 524 594
Agriculture 18 90
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 12 18
Agricultural Production Operations 4 30
Agronomy and Crop Science 4
Animal/livestock Husbandry and Production 2 20
Farm/farm and Ranch Management 18
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 2
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 2
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 29 59
Accounting 12 2
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 7 6
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry 10
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 3
Insurance 12
Retailing and Retail Operations 2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 10 7
Small Business Administration/management 14
Communication and Journalism Programs 1
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 10 8
Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator 4
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 6
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 2
Recording Arts Technology/technician 6
Computing and Information Sciences 21 13
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 3 1
Computer Science 1 1
Computer Support Specialist 10 7
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7 4
Construction Trades 30
Carpentry/carpenter 9
Electrician 21
Education 19 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11
Educational/instructional Technology 2
Teacher Assistant/aide 8 1
Engineering Technology 26 28
Automation Engineer Technology/technician 3
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 1
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 10
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 2 8
Instrumentation Technology/technician 1 2
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd 3
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/technicians, Other 13
Quality Control Technology/technician 10
Telecommunications Technology/technician 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 173 235
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 1 17
Health Aide 3
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 6
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 92
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 22
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 6 10
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 7
Medical Transcription/transcriptionist 2
Medical/clinical Assistant 9 20
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 69
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 96
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy 2
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 46
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 11
Criminal Justice/police Science 11
Legal and Law Studies 3 5
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 3 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 189
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 189
Mechanics and Repairers 7 38
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 3 24
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 1 14
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 3
Personal and Culinary Services 2 28
Aesthetician/esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 5
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 2 21
Nail Technician/specialist and Manicurist 2
Physical Sciences 1
Chemistry 1
Precision Production Trades 5 30
Computer Numerically Controlled (cnc) Machinist Technology/cnc Machinist 3 7
Machine Shop Technology/assistant 6
Tool and Die Technology/technician 1
Welding Technology/welder 1 17
Visual and Performing Arts 7 9
Commercial Photography 7 9
Work and Family Studies 18
Housing and Human Environments, Other 18
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for practical nursing, registered nursing, radiologic technology, chemical dependency counseling, veterinary technology, and post-secondary programs.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Agricultural Business A,C
Agricultural Economics A
Agricultural Mechanization C
Agricultural Production A,C
Agriculture – General A,C
Agronomy/Crop Science A,C
Dairy Science A,C
Farm/Ranch Management A,C
Poultry Science C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial Photography A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Conservation Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business – General A
Fashion Merchandising C
Management Information Systems A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Retailing A
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Digital Communications/Multimedia C
Journalism A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A
Publishing A,C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Electrician A,C

Education

Art Teacher Education A
Business Teacher Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Health Teacher Education A
Instructional Media A
Junior High Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Secondary Education A
Special Education A
Teacher Assistance A
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A,C
Instrumentation Technology A,C
Metallurgical Technology A
Nondestructive testing technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C
Human Development/Family Studies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Activity director A
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Health System Administration A,C
Home Attendant C
Massage Therapy C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Billing C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Veterinarian Assistance A

History

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology A
Manicure/Nails C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Precision Production Trades – General C
Tool/Die Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Psychology

Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A
Urban Studies A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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