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Ridgewater College

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2101 15th Ave NW,
Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 222-5200

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Providing a high-quality education is top priority at Ridgewater, and we have the accolades to prove it. Ridgewater has been named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country, ranking us in the top 10% of all institutions. Ridgewater was acknowledged as the 41st best community college out of 1,665 community colleges in the Nation by Washington Monthly magazine. Named as #1 Best Community College in Minnesota for Career Preparedness by ACT. 96% job placement rate for graduates. To accomplish this takes outstanding faculty, such as our Fulbright Scholars, Sam Nelson, history instructor, and Dr. Kathy Steffen, English instructor, as well as Computer-aided Drafting and Design instructor Stacey Nass and English instructor Mary Gruis who have been named Educators of the Year by the MnSCU board of Trustees.