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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,791 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
56.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
261 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Ridgewater College is $4,791, which is $1,569 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $4,791, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,145 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,631.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Ridgewater College has a total enrollment of 3,580 students. The full-time enrollment at Ridgewater College is 2,031 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,549. This means that 56.7% of students enrolled at Ridgewater College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ridgewater College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.8% White, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.74% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 1.06% Asian, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ridgewater College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 125 more women than men graduated from Ridgewater College. The majority of students graduating from Ridgewater College are White. These 850 graduates mean that there were 11.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 73 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Ridgewater College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 227 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 74 graduates and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 43 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Ridgewater College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 108 graduates, followed by Precision Production with 45 graduates and Engineering Technologies with 65 graduates.


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Ridgewater College has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $139,000 (N/A), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Ridgewater College had a total expenditure of $39M. Of that $39M, they spent $19.7M on salaries and $6.37M on benefits.

Ridgewater College employs 96 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Ridgewater College are Male Instructors (55), Female Instructors (41), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ridgewater College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, and Service with 13 employees.



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