• 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 6,321 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,321 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,120
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 64%
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • New Certificate Program to Focus on Social Media - 02/07/2023
    As part of Raritan Valley Community College`s ongoing efforts to keep pace with workforce and employer needs, the College is launching a new, three-semester program focusing on social media. The ...moreSocial Media Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level social media positions. hide
  • News 12: 6 RVCC Students and 1 Alumna Spend Winter Break in Brazil - 02/06/2023
    6 RVCC students and 1 alumna spend their winter break in Brazil learning about tropical forest ecology. Watch News 12`s February 4 segment highlighting RVCC`s Ecology Experience Abroad program in ...moreBrazil. Watch the segment: https://www.facebook.com/dellacrews/videos/3091348384503969
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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 381 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
Raritan Valley Community College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
381 staff
439 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
90
47

Student Body

The student population of Raritan Valley Community College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Raritan Valley Community College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,321 students
4,639 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,522 students
1,960 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,799 students
2,679 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
566 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,321 students
1,960 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
6%
6%
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% Hispanic
24%
24%
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% Black
10%
13%
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% White
36%
44%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
21%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.76
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,400
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,120 is more than the state average of $5,641. The in-state tuition has grown by 115% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,120
$5,641
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Tuition Notes
Admissions is free. www.raritanval.edu In-County (Hunterdon/Somerset Counties): $174 per credit Out-of-County: $254 per credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
45%
70%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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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: 2021 (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.
Profile last updated: 10/13/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Raritan Valley Community College cost?

Raritan Valley Community College's tuition is approximately $9,120 for In-State students.

What sports does Raritan Valley Community College offer?

Raritan Valley Community College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Raritan Valley Community College's ranking?

Raritan Valley Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Jersey for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,321 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,120
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 64%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,641 per year for in-state students and $7,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,268 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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