Riverland Community College is a regional comprehensive community college located less than 100 miles south of the Minneapolis/ St. Paul metropolitan area and serves more than 10,000 students annually through its campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Minnesota. Each campus location provides both the advantages of a large community and the charm of a small town environment. Riverland offers students more than 50 career programs through a wide range of credit-based educational opportunities as well as non-credit courses in liberal arts and sciences, farm business management, nursing, human services, business, computer technology, law enforcement, and other popular programs.
In addition, Riverland Training and Development, a division of Riverland Community College, strengthens business, industry and public safety organizations through consultation, program development and customized training solutions. Annually, Riverland Training and Development works with more than 450 companies and organizations across the region and online, serving more than 5,700 workers.
Riverland’s online courses and support services allow students access to Riverland courses across the globe. Since 1999 Riverland online education has grown. More than 350 Riverland courses are offered either entirely or partially online. Numerous certificates, diplomas and degrees can be completed entirely online in the program areas of accounting, business, computer technology, supervisory management and liberal arts and sciences. Currently, more than 2,500 Riverland students are receiving education online.