Reading Area Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

10 South Second Street

PO Box 1706

Reading, PA 19603-1706

(610) 607-6224

(800) 626-1665

Fax: (610) 607-6238

Contact: Maria Mitchell

Associate Vice-President, Enrollment Management/Student Services
Main Address

10 South Second Street

Reading, PA 19603

(610) 372-4721

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,250


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, radiology, respiratory therapy and clinical portion of medical laboratory technician program. Interview, science background considered.

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A
Operations Management A
Tourism/Travel Services A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Data Processing Technology A


Business Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Junior High Education A
Secondary Education A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Health Services – General A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Respiratory Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Reading Area Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (610) 372-4721
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 10 S Second St, Reading, PA 19602
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,280
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,824 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,750
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,770
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,160

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Reading Area Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Reading Area Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 34
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 32
Construction Trades 1
Education 2
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 32
Health Professions and Related Programs 59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Physical Sciences 11
Precision Production 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 1937

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Reading Area Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,750
Out-of-state $10,770
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 322 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 322 83% $5,160
Student loan aid 126 32% $4,562

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,473 59% $4,284
Federal student loans 1,347 32% $5,766

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Reading Area Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Reading Area Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Reading Area Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,280
Undergraduate enrollment 4,280
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Reading Area Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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