Ridge Career Center

Overview of Ridge Career Center

Ridge Career Center is found in Winter Haven, FL. Winter Haven is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Ridge Career Center.

Areas of Study

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Ridge Career Center is known for its programs in security and law enforcement, transportation.

Ridge Career Center Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

Student Body

Students numbered 745 in 2007-2008 at Ridge Career Center.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Ridge Career Center will assess, prepare, and place individuals in successful and rewarding careers in an increasingly competitive and changing employment market."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Ridge Career Center

Ridge Career Center
7700 State Rd 544
Winter Haven , FL 33881-9518
General Phone: (863) 419-3060

Ridge Career Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation84truck and bus driver, ground transportation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement74fire-fighting
Beauty and Cosmetology42cosmetology, facial treatment, manicurist
Therapy and Counseling16massage therapy
Mechanics and Repair12HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades11carpentry, electrician
Business and Management7accounting, call center operation
Cooking and Culinary Arts3waiter/waittress
Medical Support and Technology3pharmacy tech
Production Trades2welding
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Engineering Technician1architectural drafting
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Education and Teaching0teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for Ridge Career Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9213
Award of less than 1 academic year24110
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years52

Ridge Career Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ridge Career Center had a total enrollment of 745 students (500 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 23%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 3%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 6%
22-24 21%
25-29 22%
30-34 23%
35-39 18%
40-49 9%
50-64 1%

Ridge Career Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 23 %
Part-Time 19 %

Ridge Career Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Winter Haven, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ridge Career Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,050
Books and supplies $ 625

Financial Aid:
Ridge Career Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2511700)

Ridge Career Center Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Ground Transportation, Other
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Ridge Career Center Highlights

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What Sets Ridge Career Center Apart:

Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
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Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Ridge Career Center Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Ridge Career Center Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in transportation
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Ridge Career Center % of degrees in transportation
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Ridge Career Center % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Male % of student body
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Ridge Career Center Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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