Riverland Community College: Narrative Description

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1900 8th Ave., NW
Austin, MN 55912
Tel: (507)433-0600
Free: 800-247-5039
Admissions: (507)433-0517
Fax: (507)433-0515
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.

Entrance Requirements:

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.

Collegiate Environment:

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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