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Study at Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College, also referred to as RCC, is a coeducational, public community college located in Suffern, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is part of the State University of New York system. It was established in 1959. The College grants admission to more than 6,000 students every year.

The academic departments of RCC include the following:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Studies
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Department
  • Political Science
The sports teams of Rockland Community College are called the Hawks. The official mascot of the College is the Hawk. RCC sponsors men s baseball, bowling, basketball, golf, tennis, and soccer. It also sponsors women s volleyball, tennis, and basketball.

Profile of Rockland Community College

Students attend Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY, a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Rockland Community College degrees go up to the Associate s degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Rockland Community College is known for its programs in art studies, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

Rockland Community College Selectivity

Applicants to the school appreciate its open admissions policy.


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

Student enrolment

There are 6,653 students at Rockland Community College .

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The college identifies with and responds to the needs of this community and is instrumental in shaping its future. As such, the ongoing mission of Rockland Community College is to: Seek out and encourage all those who wish to learn without regard to ethnic or racial background, color, religion, gender, physical ability, nationality, age, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, developmental stage, or prior educational achievement. Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding for life, work and responsible citizenship within a diverse and changing world and culture. Foster opportunities for lifelong learning which integrate a person s life, career and educational goals. Provide leadership in Rockland County for academic, economic and creative development and serve as a resource for community services and cultural affairs. Promote the values and purposes of higher education by reaching out actively to diverse populations who might otherwise not have considered attending college, discerning their needs and devising programming to meet those needs. "

Rockland Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts388humanities, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 112registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management108business management, merchandising and sales, accounting technology, small business operations
Security and Law Enforcement 36criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Law27legal assistant
Media23 communication studies, photo and film tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20occupational therapist assistant, recreational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering19computer support, information science
Art Studies 17art studies
Family and Social Work 11child care management, community organization
Hospitality8tourism promotion
office and Administration5administrative assistant, general office occupations
Engineering Technician5computer engineering tech, drafting
Cooking and Culinary Arts 3chef training
Mechanics and Repair 2automobile mechanics

Contact: Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College

145 College Rd

Suffern, NY 10901

General Phone: (845) 574-4000


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