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Riverside Community College District: Narrative Description


4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506-1299
Tel: (909)222-8000
Admissions: (951)222-8600
Fax: (909)222-8037
Web Site:


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 32,228. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 1,574 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 8,817 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 23,411 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 60 other countries, 1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 14% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some programs. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Assessment and Placement Services for Community Colleges required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5250 full-time, $175 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $820 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Marching Tigers Band, Wind Ensemble, Student Nurses Organization, Gospel Singers, Alpha Gamma Sigma. Major annual events: Homecoming, graduation, Job Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Digital Library Learning Resource Center with 101,243 books, 15,317 microform titles, 911 serials, 5,417 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California Riverside.

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