A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation. With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 4,400 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)
A Student-Centered Learning Environment
Ridgewater is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence. We are dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students. Ridgewater students enjoy small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations. We take pride in our scholarship opportunities and excellent graduation and job placement rates.
A Partner in Business and Industry
Ridgewater is an active member of the region’s business community. We strive to maintain the quality of education tomorrow’s workforce needs. Ridgewater keeps pace with the needs of the community by offering customized training and continuing education courses.