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Study at 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.

Profile of Riverside Community College

Riverside Community College is found in Riverside, California. Riverside is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Riverside Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science and family and social work.

Riverside Community College Selectivity

Riverside Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Riverside Community College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 30, 961 in 2007 at the school.

Riverside Community College Tuition and Affordability

Riverside Community College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Riverside Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 104liberal arts and sciences, language translation, sign language translation, geography courses
Science801biological and physical sciences
Family and Social Work769child development, social service professions, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine401registered nursing, EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Security and Law Enforcement238corrections, fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, forensic science, security and loss prevention
Medical Support and Technology222medical assistant, physician assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, dental assistant
Business and Management144accounting, business management, business, logistics, sales and marketing, retail, electronic commerce, banking, . . .
Beauty and Cosmetology137cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering82computer programming, computer and info science, computer support, database administration, systems analyst, webmastering, computer networking
office and Administration33administrative assistant, data entry, office management
Engineering Technician21HVAC tech, drafting, engineering technology, manufacturing tech
Design20graphic design
Media17radio and television, graphic communications, animation and special effects, digital communications, communication and journalism, desktop publishing and imaging
Real Estate and Construction Management17real estate
Mechanics and Repair15automobile mechanics, autobody repair, computer repair, communications install and repair, electrical installation and repair
Law13legal assistant, legal secretary
Construction Trades13building inspector
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Architecture and Planning9architectural tech
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial photography, commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts7culinary arts
Education and Teaching5early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Production Trades1welding, upholsterer
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech

Contact: Riverside Community College

Riverside Community College

4800 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, California 92506


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