St. Scholastica's growing partnership with Riverland Community College gives students in southern Minnesota the option to earn a St. Scholastica degree in only two years, while staying in their own community. Conveniently located 40 miles west of Rochester, in Austin, MN, is a public two-year college with three campuses located in southeastern Minnesota: Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.
Our B.A. in Social Work program at Riverland Community College, in Austin, offers the quality education St. Scholastica is known for, rooted in the Benedictine values of its founders. Students benefit from accelerated learning, flexible course scheduling and a variety of support services, including tutoring, career services and advising.
The "2 Plus 2" degree will offer Riverland students a seamless pathway from a two-year associate's degree to a four-year bachelor's degree. The College of St. Scholastica is an independent Catholic Benedictine college based in Duluth and has several other extended-site degree programs around the state.
The social work program will accept students from all three Riverland campuses — in Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna — who hold the two-year associate of arts degree.
At St. Scholastica, we're committed to ensuring our campuses are accessible for all students. Please reference the Center for Equal Access for assistance and more information.