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Study at Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College, also referred to as RVCC, is a coeducational, public, community college located in Branchburg, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in 1965 as Somerset County College. In 1987, it received its current moniker, becoming the county college for both Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. It was the first community college in New Jersey sponsored by two different counties.

Raritan Valley Community College is organized into the following academic departments:

  • Business and Public Service
  • Communication and Languages
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Health Science Education
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Engineering
  • Visual and Performing Arts
The college's sports teams are called the Lions. The official mascot is a lion. RVCC students participate in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and a variety of intramural and club sports.

Profile of Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in North Branch, NJ. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Raritan Valley Community College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include fine arts and business and management.

Raritan Valley Community College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Raritan Valley Community College offers open admission.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Raritan Valley Community College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 6, 629 students (4, 266 full-time equivalent).

Raritan Valley Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts173liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, English
Business and Management128business, accounting technology, marketing, business management, accounting and related services, MIS, international business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine94registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement45criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, corrections
Education and Teaching42kindergarten/preschool teaching
Law32legal assistant
Fine Arts22fine arts
Medical administration13medical records tech
Construction Trades10lineworker
Computer Science and Engineering7computer networking, computer support, web design, computer product certification
Engineering7engineering science
Medical Support and Technology6opticianry, respiratory care tech, health service and sciences
Engineering Technician6construction engineering tech, HVAC tech, automotive tech
Hospitality4hospitality administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical Education
Drama and Performing Arts3theatre design, drama
Design2design and applied arts
office and Administration1administrative assistant

Contact: Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College

128 Lamington Road

North Branch, NJ 08876

General Phone: (908) 526-1200


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