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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?

3,044 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at RHCCD is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#133 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RHCCD.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Architecture & Related Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular English Language & Literature Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#138 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Rio Hondo College?

Location of Rio Hondo College

Contact details for RHCCD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601-1616
Phone: 562-692-0921
Website: www.riohondo.edu

How Do I Get Into RHCCD?

You can apply to RHCCD online at: www.riohondo.edu/get-started/

Rio Hondo College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Rio Hondo College?

15.3% Loan Default Rate

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

5,103 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,358 undergraduate students at RHCCD, with 5,103 being full-time and 14,255 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  RHCCD

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,103 full-time undergraduates at RHCCD, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  RHCCD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rio Hondo College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of RHCCD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 255
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 4,492
White 158
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 90

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

1,387 Took All Classes Online
4,023 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,023 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at RHCCD has changed over the last few years.

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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
Anthropology 27%
Biological & Physical Science 4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
English Language & Literature 36%
Fire Protection 21%
General English Literature 36%
History 10%
History 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 15%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 4%
Social Sciences 11%
Sociology 27%

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
Philosophy #13
Anthropology #21
Romance Languages #23
General Sales & Marketing #30
International Business #36
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #43
Fire Protection #50
General English Literature #59
Philosophy & Religious Studies #62
English Language & Literature #112
Human Development & Family Studies #144
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #171
Social Sciences #196
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 754 504 0 1,258
Business Administration & Management 14 239 0 0 253
Human Development & Family Studies 82 155 0 0 237
Fire Protection 106 76 0 0 182
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 112 0 0 112
Biological & Physical Science 0 103 0 0 103
General Psychology 0 103 0 0 103
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 81 4 2 10 97
Sociology 0 81 0 0 81
Nursing 0 80 0 0 80
Design & Applied Arts 26 8 0 0 34
General English Literature 0 33 0 0 33
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 8 22 0 30
General Social Sciences 0 30 0 0 30
Environmental Control Technology 9 14 0 0 23
Health & Physical Education 7 16 0 0 23
Communication & Media Studies 0 22 0 0 22
Other Education 22 0 0 0 22
History 0 20 0 0 20
Physics 0 20 0 0 20
Political Science & Government 0 20 0 0 20
Geography & Cartography 19 0 0 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 0 19 0 0 19
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 12 6 0 18
Mathematics 0 18 0 0 18
Computer Information Systems 1 16 0 0 17
General Biology 0 14 0 0 14
Journalism 0 13 1 0 14
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 6 8 0 0 14
Accounting 4 8 1 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 5 6 0 11
Anthropology 0 11 0 0 11
Graphic Communications 0 10 0 0 10
General Engineering 0 9 0 0 9
Romance Languages 0 9 0 0 9
Philosophy 0 8 0 0 8
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 7 0 0 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 6 0 0 0 6
Chemistry 0 6 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Dance 0 5 0 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 5 0 0 5
Computer Systems Networking 2 1 0 0 3
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 2 1 0 0 3
Music 0 3 0 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 1 1 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Economics 0 2 0 0 2
International Business 0 1 0 0 1
Precision Metal Working 1 0 0 0 1
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 389 2,103 542 10 3,044

References

*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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