Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a two-year public institution and is part of the 23 community colleges of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the counties of New Kent, Lancaster, Gloucester, King George, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Mathews, King William, Middlesex, King and Queen, Richmond, and Essex. The history of Rappahannock Community College dates back to 1969 when representatives of the 13 counties of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck region met in Urbanna to get approval for the creation of a community college that would serve both the sides of the Rappahannock River. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in Glenns in 1970 and the college started enrolling students in 1971.
Rappahannock Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding associate degrees. The main campus of the college is located in Glenns on a 100-acre site in the Gloucester county and features a large wooded area, nature trail, and a pond. There is one more campus of the Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw and an off-campus facility at the King George High School in King George County.