Ridgewater College

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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater logo.png
MottoCreating Opportunities. Changing Lives.
TypePublic community college
Established1996
Parent institution
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
PresidentCraig Johnson
Students5,500
Location,
United States

45°08′15″N 95°04′20″W / 45.1375°N 95.0722°W / 45.1375; -95.0722[1]
Colors    Red & gray
NicknameWarriors
Sporting affiliations
Websitewww.ridgewater.edu

Ridgewater College is a public community college in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. It was founded in 1996 as part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. It was created by the consolidation of Willmar Community College (founded in 1962) and Hutchinson-Willmar Regional Technical College[2] (itself a merger of independent Willmar and Hutchinson technical colleges). Its name refers to the rivers and lakes near the colleges and to the glacial ridge in the region.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ridgewater College - Willmar Campus
  2. ^ "Minnesota State - New Names Approved For 3 Consolidating Colleges". www.minnstate.edu. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  3. ^ "Minnesota State - New Names Approved For 3 Consolidating Colleges". www.minnstate.edu. Retrieved 2021-02-26.

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