• 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, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. The Colleges ability to offer a high quality, affordable technical education has been greatly enhanced by an exciting new workforce development grant. RVCCs 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 servewhether its 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 5,308 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,308 students
  • In-state tuition: $224
  • Out-state tuition: $304
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Raritan Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 401 teachers has grown by 74% over five years.
Raritan Valley Community College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
401 staff
445 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
90
25

Student Body

The student population of Raritan Valley Community College has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Raritan Valley Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,308 students
5,858 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
35:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,906 students
2,576 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,402 students
3,282 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
8%
6%
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% Hispanic
23%
26%
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% Black
12%
14%
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% White
41%
40%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
13%
10%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.56
0.74
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College Completion Rate
27%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,400
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $224 is less than the state average of $5,616. The in-state tuition has declined by 94% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $304 is less than the state average of $7,703. The out-state tuition has declined by 92% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$224
$5,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$304
$7,703
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Tuition Notes
www.raritanval.edu In-County (Hunterdon/Somerset Counties): $168 per credit Out-of-County: $228 per credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
45%
70%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Raritan Valley Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,587
$11,242
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Raritan Valley Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Raritan Valley Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Animation Club, Black Students Alliance, Brothers Helping Brothers, Criminal Justice Club, Enactus, ESL Club, Game Creation Club, HOPE Club, Orgullo Lantino, Pre-Med Club, Rotaract Club, Society of Women Engineers Club, Students Nurses Association, The Alliance, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Veterans Alliance

Arts and Music Programs:
Mozaika Concerts
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,308 students
  • In-state tuition: $224
  • Out-state tuition: $304
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,616 per year for in-state students and $7,703 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,113 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Eastern International College-Jersey City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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