Riverside City College

Tel: (951)222-8000
  • 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 18,547 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Riverside City College is one of 9 community colleges within Riverside County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Riverside City College is Kaplan College-Riverside (0.9 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 361 teachers has declined by 53% over five years.
Riverside City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty361 staff97 staff
Riverside City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Riverside City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Riverside City College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment18,547 students7,516 students
Riverside City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio51:144:1
Riverside City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,135 students1,613 students
Riverside City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students13,412 students5,903 students
Riverside City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Riverside City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Riverside City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
7%
13%
Riverside City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
46%
37%
Riverside City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
7%
Riverside City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
30%
32%
Riverside City College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Riverside City College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
Riverside City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
Riverside City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.73
Riverside City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
29%
Riverside City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$34,900
Riverside City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,426 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,366 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,426$1,636
Riverside City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,366$6,797
Riverside City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%78%
Riverside City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,750$9,500
Riverside City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,525$5,500
Riverside City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Riverside
    Private, for profit
    167 students | 0.90 Mi4040 Vine Street
    Riverside CA  92507
    (951)276-1704
    0.90167
  • Sage College
    Private, for profit
    407 students | 6.30 Mi12125 Day Street, Bldg. L
    Moreno Valley CA  92557
    (951)781-2727
    6.30407
  • 737 students | 8.50 Mi217 E. Club Center Drive, Ste. A
    San Bernardino CA  92408
    (909)777-3300
    8.50737
  • 668 students | 8.70 Mi201 East Airport Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino CA  92408
    (909)884-8891
    8.70668
  • 17,044 students | 9.00 Mi701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino CA  92410
    9093844400
    9.0017,044
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.