Ridgewater #1 Among MN Community College Ranking


(HUTCHINSON and WILLMAR, MN) Ridgewater College received top honors among Minnesota’s best community colleges, according to a recent review, 2020 Best Community Colleges in Minnesota, published last week by www.niche.com.

In addition to top overall honors, Ridgewater received the #2 ranking for both the best value comparison and best academics. The best professors category was close behind at #3.

The statewide ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni, states the www.niche.com website.

The evaluation considered nine key indicators for which it graded junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public two-year colleges: academics, value, professors/faculty, campus facilities, diversity, student life, student experience surveys, local area, and safety.

Evaluators gave Ridgewater College a B+ overall grade, which was calculated with the following specific grades: Safety earned an A+ grade, Student Life earned an A, and Professors, Diversity, Value and Location all earned B grades.

The Admissions highlight included a 100% acceptance rate. The Cost highlight included that 86% of students receive financial aid. An Academics highlight highly commended faculty with 100% positive feedback for putting a lot of effort into teaching their classes and having a workload that is easy to manage. In the After College category, it shared that 93% of students are employed in their field two years after graduation.To review more of the report’s findings and read reviews, go to www.niche.com .

For more information about Ridgewater College, go to www.ridgewater.edu.


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