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Ridgewater is an above-average public college located in Willmar, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,839 undergraduate students. The Ridgewater acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Agricultural Business, and Nursing. Graduating 51% of students, Ridgewater alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
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- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
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Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities230 Graduates
Agricultural Business114 Graduates
Veterinary Technician and Assistant51 Graduates
Nursing Assistant43 Graduates
Instrumentation Technician40 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)25 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics21 Graduates
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Ridgewater College Reviews
I love going to this college! I have been doing online classes through this school as a PSEO student. I will be getting my certification in Early Childhood Education by the time I graduate high school. My teacher has helped me strive to be the teacher, I want to be! She get's back to me really fast and she is super friendly. Ridgewater has ad so many events throughout this last year including drive-in movies, trivia, contests, and many other virtual events! I definitely recommend going to this college! My experience has been absolutely wonderful!
I earned two degrees at Ridgewater and I have gone on to be quite successful in my field as a result of the first-rate education I received there. The instructors are incredibly skilled in their field, intelligent, creative in how they present information, and genuinely invested in your success. The facility is continually updated to authentically reflect the environment students will be working in after graduation. Student life is rich with opportunities for extracurricular activities and interests. The tuition can't be beat for the value you receive. Ridgewater College offers every opportunity for success and encourages students to be passionate about their chosen field of study. I highly recommend them.
If you are planning on attending the PARAMEDIC PROGRAM DON'T! You will be teaching YOURSELF. The entire textbook is broken down into 8 courses, which means you pay for almost each chapter as a course. Other paramedic programs you pay for 2 course to include all of the chapters. The clinical hours are 600 hrs so you will have to quit your job and spend alot of money on hotel rooms. Lastly, when you make an appointment to see your instructor, he most likely won't show up and call in sick.