Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College, also referred to as RCC, is a coeducational, public community college located in Suffern, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is part of the State University of New York system. It was established in 1959. The College grants admission to more than 6,000 students every year.

The academic departments of RCC include the following:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Studies
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Department
  • Political Science

The sports teams of Rockland Community College are called the Hawks. The official mascot of the College is the Hawk. RCC sponsors men's baseball, bowling, basketball, golf, tennis, and soccer. It also sponsors women's volleyball, tennis, and basketball.

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Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern , NY 10901
General Phone: (845) 574-4000

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Rockland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts414liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine95EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management90business management, accounting technology, small business operations, merchandising and sales
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Law26legal assistant
Media25communication studies, photo and film tech
Art Studies18art studies
Computer Science and Engineering17information science, computer support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16occupational therapist assistant, recreational therapy
Hospitality15tourism promotion
Mechanics and Repair7automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work7child care management
Engineering Technician5computer engineering tech, drafting
Education and Teaching2physical education teaching

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree75221
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years234

Rockland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rockland Community College had a total enrollment of 6,653 students (5,136 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 19%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 30%
20-21 20%
22-24 13%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

New York96%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%
State unknown1%

Rockland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 47 %

Rockland Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,850
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Rockland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 287700)

Rockland Community College Faculty

Rockland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$97,70332$92,846
Associate professoracademic year7$83,6529$78,926
Assistant professoracademic year8$65,09314$65,184
Instructoracademic year5$52,30615$55,076
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year45$84,67671$77,031

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

Rockland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Tourism Promotion Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

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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 Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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