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Ridgewater College



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A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.

With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source:

Ridgewater is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence. We are dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students. Ridgewater students enjoy small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student act

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Sam Bowen
Dean of Customized Training
Linda Bredehoeft
Admin Asst - Mktng & Comm
Nichole Bredeson
Nicole Bredeson
Mike Kutzke
Dayna Latham
Janet Meier
Melissa Rothwell
Greg Ryder
Cody Sarsland
Brad Wanous

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