Riverland Community College: Narrative Description
RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Z-10
1900 8th Ave., NW
Austin, MN 55912
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.riverland.cc.mn.us/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1940. Setting: 187-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Educational spending 2003-04: $4000 per student. Total enrollment: 4,000. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program.
Open admission except for nursing, human services, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, law enforcement programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ASAP required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3390 full-time, $113 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $16 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. College room only: $2590.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: College Choir, student newspaper, Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Theater Club. Major annual events: Multicultural Week, College Fair, Technology Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 84 college housing spaces available; 72 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Riverland Community College Library plus 2 others with 33,500 books, 278 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $114,000. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.
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