About Riverland

For more than 80 years, Riverland Community College has provided higher education to greater southeast Minnesota and beyond. We offer the best opportunity for every enrolled student to attain academic and career goals in an ever-changing world. Equity-minded students of all ages find exceptional value in programs that begin with a personalized, student-focused approach to learning that meets individual career goals, improves knowledge and skills, and provides a rewarding experience.

Every Riverland student who completes a degree, diploma or certificate possesses core abilities in Critical Thinking, Human Diversity, Ethical and Civic Responsibility, Global Perspectives, and People and the Environment. These learning goals are the thematic core of a Riverland education and enhance the quality of our graduates, encourages a zest for learning throughout life and allows them to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.


Our many transfer pathways offer you a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that seamlessly transfer to designated bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State Universities. Or try one of our 95 career and technical programs and enter the workforce in as little as one year - all at a fraction of the cost of most colleges and universities.


Conveniently situated inside the interstate 90 and 35 corridors, our Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna campuses are within easy reach to area learners. We reach people across the globe with online education. Besides, over 350 online courses, we also offer nearly 30 programs that can be completed online including your Associate of Arts degree.