Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Tel: (951)222-8000
18,547 students
Public institution
RCC has been the community's college of choice for nearly nine decades. The College offers 100+ programs leading to an associate's degree, career certificate or transfer to a four-year college or university. Each semester, more that 30,000 students take classes online or at one of RCC's campuses or education centers.
School Highlights
Riverside City College serves 18,547 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
Riverside City College is one of 9 community colleges within Riverside County, CA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Riverside (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 361 teachers has declined by 52% over five years.
College Riverside City College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 361 staff
62 staff
Riverside City College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 18,547 has declined by 51% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 18,547 students 1,371 students
Riverside City College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 5,135 students
779 students
Riverside City College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 13,412 students
1,083 students
Riverside City College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Riverside City College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Riverside City College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Riverside City College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Riverside City College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Riverside City College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Riverside City College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
Riverside City College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Riverside City College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Riverside City College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.69 0.70
Riverside City College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,426 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,366 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,426 $5,664
Riverside City College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,366 $10,360
Riverside City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
Riverside City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Riverside Community College has always been this community's college. One of the oldest two-year colleges in California. RCC traces its heritage back to 1916, to a time when Poly High School sat on what is now the Riverside City Campus. Located in the City of Riverside, the campus opened in 1916 on the site of the former Poly High School and today serves more than 19,000 students each semester. Students attending the City Campus can choose to earn an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year college or university or earn a career certificate that prepares them to enter the workforce. Thanks to strong programs in liberal arts and science, athletics, and performing arts, and home to the School for Nursing, RCC is one of California's leading community colleges and is a landmark in downtown Riverside. It is also home to the RCC Chancellor's Office and the Board of Trustees. Just as the Riverside City Campus is a focal point for education, athletic and performing arts activities, we believe that the RCC Alumni House will become a focal point for special alumni, college and community events. Reflected within the house are the heritage of Riverside, the Wood Streets, and RCC. Riverside Community College is a California public community college, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Riverside
    Private for-profit
    167 students | 0.90 Mi4040 Vine Street
    Riverside CA 92507
  • Sage College
    Private for-profit
    407 students | 6.30 Mi12125 Day Street, Bldg. L
    Moreno Valley CA 92557
  • 737 students | 8.50 Mi217 E. Club Center Drive, Ste. A
    San Bernardino CA 92408
  • 668 students | 8.70 Mi201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino CA 92408
  • 12,965 students | 9.00 Mi701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino CA 92410
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