Ridgewater College’s Economic Contribution is $170,200,331.
The Ridgewater Economic Impact is evident by our tremendous presence in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are engaged in the community and laser focused on workforce development.
Contributing to the Minnesota economy
- Ridgewater College generates an annual impact of $155 million. This includes a direct impact of $87 million and an indirect/induced impact of $68 million.
- Spending on operations and capital projects generates $75.1 million of the total impact, and student and visitor spending generates $79.9 million.
Supporting and sustaining jobs in the state
- Ridgewater College supports and sustains 1,165 Minnesota jobs (813 direct and 352 indirect/induced). These jobs are at the college and in the community – 307 direct jobs are employees of Ridgewater College.
Student and alumni impact
- An estimated 21,760 Ridgewater College alumni living and working in Minnesota are continuing to make a positive economic impact after graduation.