Skip to main content

Riverside Community College: Narrative Description


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

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.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Riverside Community College: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . 22 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Riverside Community College: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . (January 22, 2019).

"Riverside Community College: Narrative Description." College Blue Book. . Retrieved January 22, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.