Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education, and various transfer options. It offers a wide range of courses in various areas, such as accounting, engineering technology, farm business management, nursing assistance and dairy management. The college also offers access to various student activities and organizations, including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater and a student senate. It serves more than 5,500 students on its campuses in the communities of Willmar and Hutchinson in Minnesota. The college has a foundation that provides scholarship and job placements to students. Ridgewater College is approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.