Riverside City College

  • 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 21,118 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Riverside City College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 749 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
Riverside City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty749 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Riverside City College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The Riverside City College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,118 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
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# Full-Time Students6,091 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students15,027 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
5%
12%
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% Hispanic
62%
47%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
17%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.580.70
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College Completion Rate
26%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,426 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,366 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,426$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,366$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Riverside City College is Platt College-Riverside (5.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-Riverside
    Private for-profit
    484 students | 5.60 Mi6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd Ste 100
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 572-4300
    5.60484
  • 737 students | 8.70 Mi201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
    (909) 884-8891
    8.70737
  • 14,872 students | 9.10 Mi701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino, CA 92410
    (909) 384-4400
    9.1014,872
  • 10,875 students | 11.20 Mi2001 Third St
    Norco, CA 92860
    (951) 372-7000
    11.2010,875
  • 595 students | 11.60 Mi4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario, CA 91764
    (909) 948-7582
    11.60595
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