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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is a community college in Riverside, California, United States. The college is part of the Riverside Community College District, as well as the larger California Community Colleges System.

Location

Address
4800 Magnolia Avenue
City
Riverside
State
CA
Zip/Post Code
92506

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
18999
In State Tuition Fees
1380
Out State Tuition Fees
7080
Male Female Ratio
44:56
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
20:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
Riverside 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.
Mascot
Tiger
Colors
Orange And Black
Conference
Orange Empire

College History

History

RCC first opened in 1916 at the same site as the Riverside Polytechnic High School (Riverside Poly). Originally known as Riverside City College or as Riverside Junior College,the school changed its name to Riverside Community College in the 1960s. In 2008, the Board of Trustees renamed the institution back to Riverside City College. With the opening of school next fall, Riverside's Junior College will be at the disposal of those who see fit to take advantage of the newest educational facility. The school board realized that the benefits of such a school would be great and according to their March meeting voted to establish such a college. � Annonymous, 1919The junior college expanded from the Riverside Poly campus and in 1924 constructed the first two buildings of the campus quadrangle in 1924When Riverside Poly re-located to its own campus on Victoria Avenue in 1965 the college assumed total control of the Magnolia property. Today, Riverside City College is part of the greater Riverside Community College District, which enrolls about 21,000 students each semester. Students may earn an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year college or university or earn a career certificate. In addition to the campus located in downtown Riverside, there are campuses in Moreno Valley and Norco. Separate education centers include the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, the Center for Teaching Excellence at Stokoe, and the Rubidoux Annex in Rubidoux. RCC is also home to Gateway to College, a charter school that serves those returning to high school seeking diplomas as adults. RCC maintains programs in liberal arts and science, athletics, and performing arts and vocational education. The school band is the RCC Marching Tigers, which includes the Fantasia Winter Guard, which has won several Winter Guard International awards, a Fall Marching Band, a Winter Drum Line, and a Spring Pep Band. The student newspaper is Viewpoints. The college is home to the School for Nursing. RCC plans to open the Riverside School for the Arts on University Avenue and Market Street, adjacent to the historic White Park.[when?] The $57 million project will combine classrooms, studios, and digital media labs with space for public exhibitions and performances. The new school is expected to serve 1,600 students preparing for careers in the film industry and act as a feeder school for the film and visual culture BA program at the University of California, Riverside. The Marching Band performed at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2010, and at Bandfest at Pasadena City College

College Specialty

Specialty

Riverside 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.

Alumni

Alumni

Jeff Bajenaru � Major League Baseball Chester Carlson � American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney Jesse Chavez � Major League Baseball+AF2049 DeNique Ford � Professional Arena Football John Gabbert - California Court of Appeal judge, Superior Court judge. Tommy Hanson � Major League Baseball Jess Hill � Major League Baseball from 1935 to 1937, first person to both play for and coach Rose Bowl champions Bobby Kielty � Major League Baseball Min� Okubo � Artist and writer Richard S. Prather � American mystery novelist, pseudonyms David Knight and Douglas Ring Jeff Soto � Professional Artist, painter Brian Stokes � Major League Baseball Susan Straight � Published writer and novelist, Professor at the University of California, Riverside

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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