Ridgewater College is a comprehensive community and technical college that offers transfer education and technical programs to the residents of Willmar and Hutchinson communities. It is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The school was established in 1996 with the merger of Willmar Community College and Hutchinson-Willmar Regional Technical College.
Ridgewater College offers more than 100 educational programs and has an enrollment of approximately 5,500 students. The college has two campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson and is one of the largest two-year colleges in Minnesota.
Ridgewater College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.