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4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
p. 951-222-8000
w. www.rcc.edu/riverside/

Riverside City College

Riverside City College Rating: 3.2/5 (10 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1916, Riverside Community College is a community college located in Riverside, California. First founded in 1916, the school went through major expansions in both 1924 and 1965. Today, the school boasts roughly 21,000 enrollees at any given time spread across three campuses in Riverside City, Norco, and Moreno Valley in addition to education centers including the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, the Rubidoux Annex, and the Center for Teaching Excellence at Stokoe.

The college is in the planning stages for the Riverside School for the Arts, a $57 million project that will prepare students for careers in the film industry. This facility will be located in the community of White Park.

Academics

Academic tracks of study span nearly 100 programs, including career certificates, associate degrees, continuing education for people in all stages of life, and transfer track work for students planning to attend four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the departments and fields of study that one might expect to find at any large college or university, RCC offers classes in unique topics that would not be found at most schools: Arabic, Senior Citizen Education, and Fire Technology among them. The college is also known for its strong oceanography program.

Certificates

Many students, especially those who are already in the workforce, come here to gain certification in a specialized skill relating to their field. For instance, an auto mechanic can gain certification in Ford Speciality or General Motors Speciality. Similarly, a computer information specialist could earn certification in C++ Programming, E-Commerce, or CISCO Networking.

Distance Learning Options

Distance learning is also available for students seeking a flexible learning environment. There are four types of classes students may choose: online, hybrid, teleweb, and web-enhanced.

The online classes are courses instructed via the Internet. There are no campus meetings and all assignments are completed online. The hybrid courses are twofold. The class meets on campus and also has online assignments. Teleweb courses may require some on-campus meetings or seminars; however, most of the coursework is completed by viewing lectures on video. Web-enhanced classes are traditional classroom lectures with the use of the Internet for some coursework.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education, and who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students can apply to the college online at their website. Once accepted, students must take an assessment test. There is no application fee and no ACT/SAT test score requirement. Some specific programs, such as nursing, may have further requirements, so inquire with your department of choice before applying.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers a wide range of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans to students who qualify. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all financial aid available to students and what steps are needed to complete the application process. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6275th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in California.

Students

Accommodations on campus serve a wide range of students including high school graduates, distance learners, international students, transfer students, and working professionals. Although there is no housing on campus, there is a rich sense of community and student life to enhance the classroom learning experience.

The City Grill is the on-campus restaurant and student meeting place. With a fresh salad bar and vegetarian options, The City Grill satisfies a wide range of tastes.

Other services include a career center, computer labs, disability services, tutoring, and a fully stocked on-campus library.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department fields teams in the Orange Empire Conference (OEC). There are ten men’s sports including golf, water polo, swim/dive, baseball, tennis, football, basketball, cross country, track and field, and soccer. Women’s team sports are basketball, water polo, volleyball, track and field, tennis, soccer, swim/dive, cross country, fast pitch softball, and cheerleading.

The school maintains an online Hall of Fame section that honors athletes, coaches, contributors, and staff who were once and still are a part of the school’s athletic program. Included in that section are the inductees’ names, portrait, and biography.

Alumni

Notable alumni include:

  • Mine Okubo, writer and artist
  • Susan Straight, novelist
  • Chester Carlson, physicist and inventor
  • John Gabbert, Superior Court judge
  • Richard Prather, novelist
  • Major League Baseball players Jess Hill, Jeff Bajenaru, Jesse Chavez, Tommy Hanson, Bobby Kielty, and Brian Stokes

Information Summary

Ranks 193rd in California and 2230th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 167th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 4 0.02
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 18 0.10
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 19 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 782 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 13 0.00
Forcible Rape 57 0.02
Robbery 458 0.15
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,080 0.68
Larceny 6,278 2.04
Vehicle theft 1,273 0.41

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Riverside, CA 92506
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population42,405 (42,405 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,941 (2.78 people per house)
Median Household Income$62,357
Families11,310 (3.17 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District641

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4036th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,380 $1,380 $7,080
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $46 $46 $46
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $236
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,136 $3,136 $8,836
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,166 $20,166 $25,866
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,654 $7,654 $13,354

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,117 $1,413 $1,117 $1,413 $6,394 $6,813
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,666
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,864 $13,558
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,060 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,348 $4,402

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 30 214 1,024 184 11 787 113 2,464
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 9 2 11 22
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3 3 1 7 1 15
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Architectural Technology/Technician 1 1
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 4 5
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 2 2 2 7
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 9 4 17 3 39
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 5 11 86 25 1 79 12 234
Business Administration and Management, General 3 10 13 2 29
Business/Commerce, General 4 8 1 1 12 27
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 21 91 5 1 37 4 166
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 7 1 5 16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 1 5 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 2 14 1 20 1 40
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 4 11 10 28
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 9 73 4 2 39 2 133
Criminal Justice/Police Science 6 18 20 2 49
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 3 1 5 9
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 2 4 6
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 6 2 2 10
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General 2 2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Forensic Science and Technology 3 19 1 11 1 38
Graphic Design 17 5 9 3 36
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 1 1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 14 27 2 1 17 1 67
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 1 17 1 15 34
Human Services, General 3 3 1 1 8
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 7 41 246 30 1 141 34 519
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 1 5 1 9
Language Interpretation and Translation 2 1 3
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1 1 6 9
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 5 1 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9 36 193 33 1 99 24 410
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 6 11 3 15 1 38
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 1
Music, General 4 4 7 2 17
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 2 6 27 31 1 28 3 103
Office Management and Supervision 1 2 3
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 5 1 6 12
Physical Fitness Technician 2 5 1 8
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 1 3 2 7 2 15
Radio and Television 7 5 1 13
Real Estate 2 1 4 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9 45 23 1 76 7 169
Retail Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 5 5
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 8 10 23
Sociology 6 1 3 11
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 1 3 6
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 3 3
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 2
Upholstery/Upholsterer 2 1 4 2 9
Welding Technology/Welder 8 10 9 27

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 298th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $95,135 ($95,589 male / $93,557 female)
Number of FT Faculty 216 (106 male / 110 female)
Number of PT Faculty 638
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $8,920,677
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