Riverland Community College

Riverland Community College

Riverland Community College is located in Minnesota, United States, and was established in the year 1940. The college is under the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. It offers students a range of degrees and certificate programs in the fields of computer technology, business, nursing, and accounting among others. In addition, a variety of online courses are also available to students. Riverland Community College offers classes in three campuses. These are in:

  • Albert Lea
  • Austin
  • Owatonna

The students of Riverland college actively participate in sports including basketball, golf, volleyball, baseball, and softball. They also have access to a large number of on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Multi-Cultural Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and Human Services Club.

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Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin , MN 55912-1473
General Phone: (507) 433-0600

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Riverland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts183liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management54business, business management, accounting, human resources development, sales and marketing
Construction Trades48carpentry, electrician
Mechanics and Repair43industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Transportation35truck and bus driver
Beauty and Cosmetology30cosmetology
Security and Law Enforcement24corrections, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work16human services
Medical Support and Technology16pharmacy tech, radiographer
Production Trades15machinist, welding
Medical Administration14health unit coordinator, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering14web design, computer networking, webmastering
Therapy and Counseling10massage therapy
Engineering Technician7electronics tech, computer systems tech
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Law4legal secretary
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Media2desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects

Number of programs and degrees for Riverland Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year10210
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1679
Associate's degree35517
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years725

Riverland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Riverland Community College had a total enrollment of 3,687 students (2,329 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 20%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Riverland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 44 %

Riverland Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Riverland Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,002
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,002
Books and supplies $ 650

Financial Aid:
Riverland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 233500)

Riverland Community College Faculty

Riverland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year42$62,45835$60,550
All faculty totalacademic year42$62,45835$60,550

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Riverland Community College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Classic Conference

Riverland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Development
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Riverland Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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