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Ridgewater College - ,

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General information:(800)722-1151
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,146( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Distance learning opportunities
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Student Services
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Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,728 $4,950 $5,173 -4%
Out-of-state $4,728 $4,950 $5,173 -4%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $1,100 -18%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,600 $5,600 $5,660 -1%
Other $2,892 $2,892 $3,100 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,892 $2,892 $3,100 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,628 $5,850 $6,273 -17%
Off Campus $14,120 $14,342 $15,033 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,520 $8,742 $9,373 -11%
On Campus $5,628 $5,850 $6,273 -17%
Off Campus $14,120 $14,342 $15,033 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,520 $8,742 $9,373 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,653
In-state fees $520
Out-of-state tuition $4,653
Out-of-state fees $520
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 655 87% --
Grant or scholarship aid 454 60% $1,865,279 $4,109
Federal grants 408 54% $1,552,023 $3,804
Pell grants 407 54% $1,499,523 $3,684
Other federal grants 55 7% $52,500 $955
State/local government grant or scholarships 321 43% $313,256 $976
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 512 68% $2,859,601 $5,585
Federal student loans 509 67% $2,619,270 $5,146
Other student loans 50 7% $240,331 $4,807
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,627 60% $10,487,642 $3,992
Pell grants 1,904 44% $6,738,104 $3,539
Federal student loans 2,314 53% $12,906,485 $5,578


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,738 $8,033 $8,587
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,855 $7,109 $7,645
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,835 $7,434 $8,272
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,970 $10,277 $10,933
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,379 $12,331 $12,205
$110,001 and more $12,691 $12,656 $12,446

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,146
Undergraduate enrollment 4,146
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 402
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 18-
Basketball 159
Football 70-
Softball -16
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 18-


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/01/1996 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1996 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

02/01/1998 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1974 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate12.1%
Number in default156
Number in repayment1,288

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00525200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations419--
Agricultural Production Operations, General326--
Agronomy and Crop Science12--
Dairy Husbandry and Production216--
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management-22--
Category total1285--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6---
Category total6---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--1-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General7-13-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry---34
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--2-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1---
Office Management and Supervision1---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2052-
Small Business Administration/Management--3-
Category total39203234
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design521-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician53--
Category total1051-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1-1-
Category total8-1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General3---
Computer Support Specialist--4-
Network and System Administration/Administrator1-1-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1-1-
Category total22-6-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total328--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching---1
Teacher Assistant/Aide5-4-
Category total15-41
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician3---
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician47--
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology5-12-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician14--
Instrumentation Technology/Technician132031
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-3--
Category total3434151
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4-14-
Health Aide--1-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician6---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--81-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--175
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary8---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--3-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist--9-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist---1
Medical/Clinical Assistant8-22-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide---70
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse102---
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy4-1-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant38---
Category total177-14876
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science7---
Category total7---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary5-31
Category total5-31
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies232---
Category total232---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-264-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-21--
Category total-474-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist---1
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General2-26-
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist---1
Category total2-262
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1---
Category total3---
Precision Production Colleges
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC211--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant--1-
Welding Technology/Welder11717-
Category total32818-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography616--
Category total616--
Grand total10263258115