Ridgewater College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,161
7.72% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,161
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
3,366
57.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
42.7%
231 Graduates

About

Ridgewater College is a higher education institution located in Kandiyohi County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ridgewater College were .

In 2017, 866 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ridgewater College. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (759 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridgewater College is $5,161, which is $-2,253 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ridgewater College is $5,161, which is $-2,253 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,161.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,161
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ridgewater College was $5,161. The cost of tuition at Ridgewater College is $-2,253 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$11,161
2017 Value
4.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ridgewater College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,161. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ridgewater College grew by 4.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,618
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ridgewater College was of $7,618 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Ridgewater College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.64% with respect to 2016, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.7%
2016 Default Rate
136
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ridgewater College was 12.7%, which represents 136 out of the 1073 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Ridgewater College has a total enrollment of 3,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridgewater College is 1,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,424. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at Ridgewater College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ridgewater College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 8.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.21% Two or More Races, 1.1% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ridgewater College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (37.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ridgewater College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridgewater College is 1,942 and the part-time enrollment is 1,424. This means that 57.7% of students enrolled at Ridgewater College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ridgewater College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Ridgewater College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,749
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    283
  3. Black or African American
    133

The enrolled student population at Ridgewater College is 81.7% White, 8.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.95% Black or African American, 3.21% Two or More Races, 1.1% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 32 students (0.951%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 116 more women than men received degrees from Ridgewater College. The majority of degree recipients at Ridgewater College are white (759 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ridgewater College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ridgewater College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (90 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), and Construction (28 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Elementary & middle school teachers (85,976 people), Other managers (82,749 people), Construction managers (43,652 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (35,556 people), and Chief executives & legislators (31,008 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Agriculture (90 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Construction (28 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (213 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Agriculture (90 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Construction (28 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (213 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Elementary & secondary schools (141,411 people), Construction (114,891 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (69,490 people), Computer Systems Design (65,378 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (42,092 people).

The most specialized majors at Ridgewater College are Agriculture (90 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (78 degrees), Construction (28 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (213 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ridgewater College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ridgewater College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 375
  2. 491

In 2017, 375 degrees were awarded to men at Ridgewater College, which is 0.764 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (491).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Ridgewater College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.602 times less than the 133 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 133 degrees were awarded to women at Ridgewater College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.66 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from Ridgewater College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ridgewater College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    759 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ridgewater College is white (759 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

0.115% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    442 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    317 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ridgewater College is white female (442 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (317 degrees).

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Operations

Ridgewater College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $210k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Ridgewater College had a total salary expenditure of $46.3M. Ridgewater College employs 93 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Ridgewater College are Male Instructors (51), Female Instructors(42), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ridgewater College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Management with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Ridgewater College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ridgewater College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ridgewater College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M
2017 Salaries
0.21%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Ridgewater College paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($46.3M) and a 0.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.16% decline from 2015 and a 1.98% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.56M
Instructional Salaries
93
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ridgewater College paid a total of $6.56M to 93 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ridgewater College were Instructor with 93 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ridgewater College were Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; and Management with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ridgewater College was Male Instructor with 51 employees, Female Instructor with 42 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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