Riverside City College

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School Overview

Riverside City College (RCC) is a two-year community college located in Riverside, California, approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles. RCC offers Associate’s degrees in academic fields such as liberal arts and sciences, performing arts, athletics and vocational training. Many students begin their college careers at RCC and then transfer credits to a four-year college or vocational certificate program.

Through the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) CurricUNET system student are able to take several courses online. However, most online degree programs are not fully online and require campus attendence.

Although the school’s original name was Riverside City College (aka Riverside Junior College), it became Riverside Community College in the 1960s. It reverted to the original and current name in 2008.

RCC is a member of the Riverside Community College District and the California Community College System.

General Information

Admission Office

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8600
Fax: (951) 222-8028

Contact: Lorraine Anderson
District Dean, Admissions and Records
Main Address

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000



Total undergrads: 37,183
Degree-seeking undergrads: 23,725


Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Limited admission to nursing program.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $628 $632 $814 $817 +0.37%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,014 $2,198 $2,452 $2,437 -0.61%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,437 51%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,436 51% $4,487,569 $3,125
• Federal grants 952 34% $3,362,133 $3,532
• Pell grants 952 34% $3,247,320 $3,411
• Other federal grants 141 5% $114,813 $814
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,426 51% $1,125,436 $789
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 61 2% $210,574 $3,452
• Federal student loans 61 2% $210,574 $3,452
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2556 2197
Architecture and Related Services 5 37
Architectural Technology/technician 5 37
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 92 143
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 21 30
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 23
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management 30 30
Business/commerce 28 32
International Business/trade/commerce 5
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 3 12
Real Estate 5 6
Retail Management 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 5 4
Communication and Journalism Programs 3 7
Radio and Television 3 7
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 14 19
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 7 12
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 6 6
Computing and Information Sciences 14 71
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 13
Computer and Information Sciences 35
Computer Programming/programmer 8 16
Data Entry/microcomputer Applications 6 7
Construction Trades 3 11
Building/home/construction Inspection/inspector 3 11
Education 4 4
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 3 2
Teacher Assistant/aide 1 2
Engineering Technology 10 65
Biomedical Technology/technician
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 6 33
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician 4 30
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15 37
Language Interpretation and Translation 13 30
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 225 704
Athletic Training/trainer
Dental Assisting/assistant 7
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 13
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician 1
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 6 364
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 18 34
Medical/clinical Assistant 13 252
Physician Assistant 4 21
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 171 25
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 54 202
Corrections 18
Criminal Justice/police Science 34 90
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 15 16
Fire Science/fire-fighting 5 35
Forensic Science and Technology 43
Human Services 54
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 54
Legal and Law Studies 10
Legal Assistant/paralegal 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1348 82
Humanities/humanistic Studies 422
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 926 82
Library Science 1
Library Science, Other 1
Mechanics and Repairers 9 18
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 8 16
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/technician
Electrical/electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 1 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 672
Biological and Physical Sciences 672
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 25 8
Health and Physical Education/fitness 22
Physical Fitness Technician 2 7
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 1 1
Personal and Culinary Services 30 75
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts 8 11
Cosmetology/cosmetologist 22 64
Precision Production Trades 1 1
Welding Technology/welder 1 1
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Design and Visual Communications 1
Graphic Design 28
Music 12
Work and Family Studies 22 617
Child Care Provider/assistant 22 617
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications Technologies
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Transcription A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Public Administration & Services
Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C

Social Sciences
Cartography A,C

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.

Riverside City College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website: www.rcc.edu/riverside/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.rcc.edu/services/admissions/Pages/Apply.aspx
Address: 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,118
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 15,347 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,420
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,370
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,358

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

Riverside City College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Riverside City College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1710
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 83
Construction Trades 1
Education 22
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 33
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23
Health Professions and Related Programs 34
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 33
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 24
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 23
Personal and Culinary Services 42
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 32
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Grand total 6269

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Riverside City 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 $1,420
Out-of-state $9,370
Books and supplies $1,972

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 1,900 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,884 84% $5,358
Student loan aid 44 2% $4,335

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 14,569 68% $2,962
Federal student loans 327 2% $5,859

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Riverside City 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 Riverside City 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

Riverside City College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 21,118
Undergraduate enrollment 21,118
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

Riverside City College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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