Rio Hondo College Overview
Rio Hondo College is a public institution located in Whittier, California. Whittier is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Rio Hondo College Known For?
- The highest award offered at RHCCD is the bachelor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.
Rio Hondo College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
RHCCD has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RHCCD.
Where Is Rio Hondo College?
Contact details for RHCCD are given below.
|Address:||3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601-1616|
How Do I Get Into RHCCD?
You can apply to RHCCD online at: www.riohondo.edu/get-started/
Can I Afford Rio Hondo College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At RHCCD, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $1,732 a year. That adds up to $6,928 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at RHCCD is 15.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Rio Hondo College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 5,103 full-time undergraduates at RHCCD, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rio Hondo College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||47|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,492|
Over 23 countries are represented at RHCCD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Online Learning at Rio Hondo College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at RHCCD has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of RHCCD
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rio Hondo College was -0.6%. This is the #2,242 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at RHCCD regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of RHCCD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Biological & Physical Science||4%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||6%|
|English Language & Literature||36%|
|General English Literature||36%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||15%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at RHCCD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at RHCCD.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Biological & Physical Science||#8|
|General Sales & Marketing||#30|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#43|
|General English Literature||#59|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#62|
|English Language & Literature||#112|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#144|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#171|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#213|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#404|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#458|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Rio Hondo College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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