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Riverside Community College: Narrative Description

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE U-12

4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506-1299
Tel: (909)222-8000; Admissions: (909)222-8615; Fax: (909)222-8037; Web Site: http://www.rcc.edu/

Description: 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: 30,945. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 2,656 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,155 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,321 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 60 other countries, 1% Native American, 32% Hispanic, 14% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older, 46% 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: $4470 full-time, $167 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $10.

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. Martin Luther King Jr. Library with 101,243 books, 15,317 microform titles, 911 serials, 5,417 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $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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