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3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
p. 541-956-7501
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Rogue Community College

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Rogue Community College is a two-year community college with locations in the cities of White City, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon.First established in 1970, RCC too over a former federal training facility known as Fort Vannoy. Today, the campuses serve the entire Rogue Valley area.


Academic courses of study include a wide range of degree and certificate Students can enroll for up to two years, after which they can find a job in their field or continue on to a four year college or university. Many students, however, are already in the work force and come to study for certification in their fields.

Accreditation is granted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the U.S. Department of Education. The college has 92 full-time faculty members and over 600 part-time instructors.

Many people use their education here as a stepping stone to 4-year universities, particularly within the Oregon University System. It’s a great way to get your basic course requirements, while saving a little money. However, plenty of students enter into career and technical programs, which result in a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree. Some of the programs include: automotive technology, dental assistant, nursing, landscape technician, massage therapy and criminal justice.

There are also basic skills programs available to help less-advanced students in reading, writing and mathematics. These programs help people to go back and get their GED. English as a Second Language is also offered. Additionally, distance education is available through online courses. Local high school students also have the opportunity to take classes. Many students use this opportunity to get a head start on college credit.

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Unique Programs

The student services department is one of the strengths of the school. The guidance available to students is plentiful, and runs the gamut in variety. There is a counseling department that offers not only class planning, but also helps students to cope with stress or adjust to school. Not to mention that there are services of all kinds for disabled students. There are also special programs to provide any necessary assistance to Latinos, women and veterans.


In keeping with the school’s mission to provide educational opportunities to any area resident who wishes to access them, admissions are open. The only requirement for traditional students is that they have a high school diploma or GED. In-state residency is not a requirement. RCC – Redwood even accepts out-of-state and international students.

The application process is quite easy, but if you need help, there are counselors standing by to lend you a hand. The application itself can be completed online, as well as class registration. Placement tests will help to make sure that you are registered for the right level classes.

Financial Aid

Although community colleges are known for their low tuitions, some people still require financial assistance to be able to attend. Over 50 percent of students who attend RCC receive financial aid. The school’s financial aid office helps students to secure grants, loans, scholarships, veteran’s benefits and even part-time employment at the college.

The office recommends that potential students apply about two to three months before they wish to begin their studies in order to receive the best possible financial aid package. The office Web site warns “the later you apply, the less assistance may be available.” As with any college or university that meets the eligibility requirements for federal funding, filling out the FAFSA form is the first step toward securing financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2883rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Oregon.


As with most community colleges, the student body is non-residential. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t the same kinds of activities and clubs that you would find at a college with dormitories. The core student association is the Associated Student Government, which helps to unite the three campuses and keeps the entire student body represented. The Byline is the campus’s student-published newspaper, for which any student can submit an article.

In addition, there are dozens of student clubs and association including: Art Club, Book Club, Drama Club, Physics Club, Christ on Campus, Environmental Sustainability Club and Spanish Study Club, just to name a few. If you can’t find one that fits your needs, the Student Services office will guide you through the process of creating your own. And if your grades are good enough, you can participate in the activities planned by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic department fields teams in men’s soccer and women’s soccer. Although they have been a part of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges in the past, they are not currently affiliated with any association. The school mascot is the Ospreys.

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Ranks 42nd in Oregon and 3457th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 49 0.14
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 15 0.04
Robbery 44 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 286 0.82
Larceny 1,620 4.64
Vehicle theft 83 0.24

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population29,117 (17,508 urban / 11,609 rural)
Households11,876 (2.44 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,901
Families8,541 (2.82 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4102

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4487th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,276 $3,276 $3,996
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $549 $549 $549
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $91 $91 $111
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 $5,325 $5,325 $6,045
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,914 $16,914 $17,634
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,763 $8,763 $9,483

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,609 $3,681 $3,609 $3,681 $4,293 $4,401
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,341 $7,605
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,300 $3,450
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,300 $3,450

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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 2 4 88 7 16 850 59 1,058
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 1 10 12
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1 18 20
Business Administration and Management, General 1 3 1 17 2 25
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1
Business/Commerce, General 7 1 62 3 76
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 6 1 7
Child Care and Support Services Management 4 2 47 54
Computer Software Technology/Technician 19 2 22
Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 1 19 23
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 10 10
Construction Trades, General
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 10 13
Dental Assisting/Assistant 3 10 14
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 11 11
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General 8 2 11
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 5 18 4 28
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1 13 15
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 10 1 12
Fire Services Administration
General Studies 21 3 5 141 18 194
Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies, Other 1 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 2 2
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 5 1 7
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1 5 7
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 9 9
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 14 2 17
Juvenile Corrections 1 2 3
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 3 26 1 2 219 17 279
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 11 13
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 16 16
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4 5
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 8 8
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 1 19 1 22
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3 28 32
Physical Fitness Technician 1 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 1 1 29 1 34
Retailing and Retail Operations 1 3 4
Social Work 1 16 17
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 11 4 16
Welding Technology/Welder 11 11

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1516th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,799 ($67,099 male / $62,430 female)
Number of FT Faculty 76 (34 male / 42 female)
Number of PT Faculty 469
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $3,740,187

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