Reading Area Community College: Ranking & Review

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Reading Area Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,2071,5792,628

1,151 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

354 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Reading Area Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Reading Area Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Reading Area Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$7,740$8,700
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,650$1,650
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$313$345

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs103103
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities8484
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services8282
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2929
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2121
Construction Trades2121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2020
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1616
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1212
Social Sciences1111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1111
Physical Sciences99
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians66
Personal and Culinary Services33
Legal Professions and Studies33
Visual and Performing Arts22
Science Technologies & Technicians22
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
Precision Production
English Language and Literature & Letters
Grand Total459459

A total of 459 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Reading Area Community College.

Graduation rate15%11%19%
  • Full-time retention rate - 60%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesRACC
Reading Area CC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff295
Instructional FTE127
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address10 S Second St
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19603-1706
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population90,000