Raritan Valley Community College

Tel: (908)526-1200
8,302 students
Public institution
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is a great place for students to start their college education. Our students have transferred to the top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the nation, including Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. The College’s ability to offer a high quality, affordable technical education has been greatly enhanced by an exciting new workforce development grant. RVCC’s Service Learning Program has earned national honors for providing students with the opportunity to serve their communities while enabling community organizations to benefit from the students’ time, energy and knowledge. We are dedicated to meeting the higher education needs of the communities we serve—whether it’s preparing students for transfer to another institution or offering technical training for those interested in pursuing a new career path or upgrading their skills.
School Highlights:
Raritan Valley Community College serves 8,302 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Raritan Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Somerset County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Pillar College (8.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 244 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Raritan Valley Community 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 244 staff
59 staff
Raritan Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,302 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,302 students
1,282 students
Raritan Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Raritan Valley Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,563 students
810 students
Raritan Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,739 students
1,017 students
Raritan Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Raritan Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
7%
2%
Raritan Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
16%
7%
Raritan Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
12%
Raritan Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
54%
57%
Raritan Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Raritan Valley Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
Raritan Valley Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Raritan Valley Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Raritan Valley Community 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. 0.44 0.53
Raritan Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,222 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,222 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,222 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,222 $10,294
Raritan Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 47%
89%
Raritan Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

RVCC, serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over thirty years, offers over 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development. The College is committed to a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community's businesses and state-of-the-art technology. Raritan Valley Community College is New Jersey's leading community college. Offering over 80 associate degrees and certificates, plus non-credit courses for personal and professional development, RVCC is the already the choice of more than 11,000 students. The 240-acre campus lies at the crossroads of central New Jersey. RVCC also maintains a satellite campus in Somerset known as the Franklin Center. The College has students who have transferred to over 225 colleges and universities across the country, and provides job/career counseling to all interested parties. RVCC also has the University Center, which provides bachelor & master degree programs from major universities on our campus, allowing students to take classes and earn those degrees locally. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, N.J. Board of Nursing, National League of Nursing, Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and American Bar Association.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Newark Pillar College
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    60 Park Place Suite 701
    Newark, NJ 7102
    (973)803-5000
    8.4  Mi  |  428  students
  • Mendham Assumption College for Sisters
    Private not-for-profit
    350 Bernardsville Rd
    Mendham, NJ 07945
    (9.7)354-3652
    10.9  Mi  |  36  students
  • North Brunswick DeVry University-New Jersey
    Private for-profit
    630 US Hwy One
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    (732)729-3960
    15.8  Mi  |  0  students
  • Randolph County College of Morris
    Public
    214 Center Grove Road
    Randolph, NJ 07869
    (973)328-5000
    17.6  Mi  |  8679  students
  • Edison Middlesex County College
    Public
    2600 Woodbridge Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08818
    7325486000
    18.6  Mi  |  12611  students
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
New Jersey 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.