Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Tel: (9.5)122-2800
18,999 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 18,999 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 53:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Riverside City College is one of 9 community colleges within Riverside County, CA.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Riverside (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 357 teachers has declined by 52% over five years.
Riverside City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 357 staff
59 staff
Riverside City College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 18,999 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,999 students
1,282 students
Riverside City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 53:1
Riverside City College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
4,914 students
810 students
Riverside City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14,085 students
1,017 students
Riverside City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Riverside City College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Riverside City College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Riverside City College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Riverside City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Riverside City College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Riverside City College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Riverside City College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Riverside City College non_resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.67 0.53
Riverside City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,426 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,126 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,426 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,126 $10,294
Riverside City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74%
Riverside City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Riverside Kaplan College-Riverside
    Private for-profit
    4040 Vine Street
    Riverside, CA 92507
    0.9  Mi  |  202  students
  • Moreno Valley Sage College
    12125 Day Street, Bldg. L
    Moreno Valley, CA 92557
    6.3  Mi  |  591  students
  • San Bernardino Everest College-San Bernardino
    Private for-profit
    217 E. Club Center Drive Ste. A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
    8.5  Mi  |  735  students
  • San Bernardino Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
    Private for-profit
    201 East Airport Drive Suite A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
    8.7  Mi  |  896  students
  • San Bernardino San Bernardino Valley College
    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino, CA 92410
    9  Mi  |  12433  students
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Did You Know?
For Riverside, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,573 per year for in-state students and $6,787 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Riverside, CA community colleges have a 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. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Riverside, CA is Palo Verde College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.