Riverside City College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 35%

Riverside City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)20,8639,02511,838

4,540 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,046 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Riverside City 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.

Riverside City 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.

Riverside City College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,380$8,400
Fees for full-time undergraduates$40$40
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$257

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,1101,110
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies287287
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services231231
Health Professions and Related Programs214214
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences190190
Personal and Culinary Services156156
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies102102
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service9292
Visual and Performing Arts5555
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services5454
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5454
Precision Production4949
Social Sciences4545
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians4242
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services4242
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4141
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2929
Legal Professions and Studies1414
Mathematics and Statistics88
English Language and Literature & Letters66
Public Administration and Social Service Professions33
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
Physical Sciences11
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Construction Trades
Architecture and Related Services
Grand Total2,8792,879

A total of 2,879 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Riverside City College.

Graduation rate28%26%29%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 52%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementRiverside City College provides a high-quality affordable education to a diverse community of learners by offering career-technical, transferable, and pre-college courses leading to certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. Based on a learner-centered philosophy, the College fosters critical thinking, develops information and communication skills, expands the breadth and application of knowledge, and promotes community and global awareness. To help students achieve their goals, the College offers comprehensive learning and student support services, student activities, and community programs. RCC empowers and supports students as they work toward individual achievement, intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff707
Instructional FTE403
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.rcc.edu
Address4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California, 92506
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population304,000