Riverside Community College

Riverside Community College

Riverside Community College, or RCC, is located in the city of Riverside, California. The first campus of the college was established in 1916 on the site of the former Poly High School. The main campus is located in downtown Riverside but there are also many satellite campuses located in Norco, Moreno Valley, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and the Rubidoux Annex in Rubidoux.

RCC students can opt for an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year college or university or earn a career certificate which prepares them to enter the professional world. The college enrolls more than 35,000 students each semester. RCC is home to the world class Winter Guard "Fantasia", and also to 'Viewpoints", the award-winning student newspaper.

The official mascot of RCC is the Tiger, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers.

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Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside , CA 92506

Riverside Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts930language translation, sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, geography courses
Family and Social Work715child development, human services, social service professions
Science693biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine528EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement410corrections, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology201dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, physician assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology132cosmetology
Business and Management92business, business management, logistics, electronic commerce, accounting, banking, international business, insurance, sales and marketing, ...
Computer Science and Engineering62computer and info science, computer programming, systems analyst, database administration, computer networking, webmastering, computer support
Architecture and Planning37architectural tech
Engineering Technician26engineering technology, HVAC tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Design25graphic design
Office and Administration21data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair18electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Media15radio and television, digital communications, communication and journalism, graphic communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Construction Trades14building inspector
Law12legal secretary, legal assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management11real estate
Education and Teaching11early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Cooking and Culinary Arts10culinary arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art, commercial photography
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Production Trades0upholsterer, welding

Number of programs and degrees for Riverside Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,65330
Associate's degree2,00153
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years2268
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years30921

Riverside Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Riverside Community College had a total enrollment of 30,961 students (20,886 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 11%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 28%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%

Riverside Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 46 %

Riverside Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Riverside, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Riverside Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 632
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,154
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Riverside Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 127000)

Riverside Community College Faculty

Riverside Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4241
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1125

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year180$88,646195$88,677
All faculty totalacademic year180$88,646195$88,677

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Riverside Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Physician Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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