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Riverland Community College Overview

Located in Austin, Minnesota, Riverland Community College is a public institution. The surrounding location of Austin is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Riverland Community College Known For?

608 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Riverland Community College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.

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Riverland Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Riverland Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Most Popular Carpentry Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Riverland Community College?

Location of Riverland Community College

Contact details for Riverland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 8Th Ave Nw, Austin, MN 55912-1473
Phone: 507-433-0600
Website: www.riverland.edu

How Do I Get Into Riverland Community College?

You can apply to Riverland Community College online at: www.riverland.edu/admissions/apply-to-riverland/

Riverland Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Riverland Community College?

42% Take Out Loans
12.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Riverland Community College, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $5,123 a year. That adds up to $20,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Riverland Community College is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Riverland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,261 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,475 undergraduate students at Riverland Community College, with 1,261 being full-time and 2,214 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Riverland Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,261 full-time undergraduates at Riverland Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Riverland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Riverland Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Riverland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 211
White 830
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 67

Over 25 countries are represented at Riverland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Japan, and Netherlands.

Online Learning at Riverland Community College

753 Took All Classes Online
1,533 Took At Least One Class Online
7.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,533 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Riverland Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 27th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Riverland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Riverland Community College was 7.0%. This is the #1,518 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Riverland Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Riverland Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 11%
Business Support & Assistant Services 67%
Business, Management & Marketing 25%
General Business/Commerce 31%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Riverland Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Riverland Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Quality Control Technology #8
Design & Applied Arts #29
Computer Software & Applications #35
Visual & Performing Arts #61
Business Support & Assistant Services #72
Information Technology #74
Marketing #81
Human Resource Management #89
Engineering Technologies #94
General Business/Commerce #112
Accounting #167
Health & Medical Administrative Services #206
Computer & Information Sciences #241
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #315
Liberal Arts General Studies #315

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Riverland Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 228 0 228
Ground Transportation 40 0 0 40
General Business/Commerce 20 16 0 36
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 21 0 9 30
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 29 29
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 29 29
Cosmetology 0 0 19 19
Precision Metal Working 1 0 15 16
Human Services 0 15 0 15
Allied Health Professions 0 13 0 13
Carpentry 0 0 12 12
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 0 12
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 11 11
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 0 9 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 10 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 3 6 10
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 10 10
Accounting 1 5 3 9
Computer Software & Applications 4 4 1 9
Business Administration & Management 4 4 0 8
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7 0 0 7
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 6 0 6
Computer Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Human Resource Management 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 0 0 5
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 4
Food Science Technology 1 2 0 3
Computer Systems Networking 3 0 0 3
Information Technology 2 1 0 3
Fire Protection 1 2 0 3
Marketing 1 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 1
Plant Sciences 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 129 326 153 608

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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