Riverland Community College in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna, Minnesota provides almost five thousand students per year a variety of associate’s degree programs and partnership-based bachelor’s degree programs. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Riverland’s especially diverse array of courses covers desktop publishing, medical reception, agricultural science, network security, truck driving, and many other concentrations. A bevy of resources includes a comprehensive library, full-service counseling and tutoring, and online tools for use in hybrid and distance-learning. But it’s the culture and excitement here that truly rivals the experience of a larger university: when not studying, students can take in impactful art exhibits at the James Wegner Gallery, see Shakespeare or Mel Brooks plays at the campus theatre, participate in any of over twenty special-interest organizations, or root for the Blue Devils in baseball, volleyball, soccer, softball, or men’s or women’s basketball! With all this going for it, it’s no wonder the North continually turns to Riverland Community College for its educational needs.