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Riverside City College Overview

Riverside City College is a public institution located in Riverside, California. Riverside is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Riverside City College Known For?

5,567 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Riverside City College.
  • In 2017-2018, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

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Riverside City College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Riverside City College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#258 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 Riverside City College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Biological & Physical Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Biological & Physical Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Riverside City College?

Location of Riverside City College

Contact details for Riverside City College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: 951-222-8000
Website: www.rcc.edu/riverside/

How Do I Get Into Riverside City College?

You can apply to Riverside City College online at: www.rcc.edu/services/admissions/Pages/Apply.aspx

Since Riverside City College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Riverside City College?

1% Take Out Loans
13.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Riverside City College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,392 a year. That adds up to $17,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Riverside City College is 13.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Riverside City College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,091 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,118 undergraduate students at Riverside City College, with 6,091 being full-time and 15,027 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Riverside City College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,091 full-time undergraduates at Riverside City College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Riverside City College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Riverside City College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Riverside City College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 300
Black or African American 415
Hispanic or Latino 3,837
White 1,062
International Students 168
Other Races/Ethnicities 309

Over 69 countries are represented at Riverside City College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Riverside City College

2,045 Took All Classes Online
4,991 Took At Least One Class Online
8.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,991 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Riverside City College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Riverside City College was 8.6%. This is the #1,414 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Riverside City College regardless of major.

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%.

Riverside City College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,420 3 2,423
Biological & Physical Science 0 639 0 639
Human Development & Family Studies 181 45 41 267
Business Administration & Management 4 162 45 211
Health & Physical Education 4 194 1 199
Nursing 0 192 0 192
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 101 34 37 172
Cosmetology 26 10 111 147
Criminal Justice & Corrections 41 81 0 122
General Psychology 0 83 0 83
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 41 15 17 73
Precision Metal Working 57 6 9 72
Culinary Arts 57 13 0 70
Sociology 0 69 0 69
Accounting 22 19 21 62
Computer Programming 47 12 0 59
Communication & Media Studies 0 57 0 57
Environmental Control Technology 46 9 0 55
General Business/Commerce 0 19 32 51
Computer Systems Networking 47 0 0 47
Music 9 33 0 42
General English Literature 0 35 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 33 0 0 33
General Sales & Marketing 3 12 15 30
Graphic Communications 2 10 17 29
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 20 7 0 27
American Sign Language 15 9 0 24
Business Support & Assistant Services 18 0 5 23
Mathematics 0 22 0 22
History 0 18 0 18
Legal Support Services 8 10 0 18
Audiovisual Communications 13 4 0 17
Political Science & Government 0 16 0 16
Computer Information Systems 15 0 0 15
Data Entry 0 6 7 13
Special Education 0 6 7 13
Romance Languages 0 11 0 11
Leatherworking & Upholstery 11 0 0 11
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 0 11
Anthropology 0 9 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 8
Real Estate 5 1 1 7
Computer Science 0 7 0 7
Area Studies 0 7 0 7
International Business 6 0 0 6
Journalism 0 6 0 6
Physics 0 6 0 6
Information Technology 5 0 0 5
Allied Health Professions 2 3 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 1 0 4
Economics 0 4 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 4 0 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 3 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 3 0 0 3
Human Services 2 1 0 3
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 1 0 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 850 4,348 369 5,567

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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