A Head Start on Life
When it comes to life, one of the best ways to get and maintain a competitive edge is to have a college degree. College graduates have greater job opportunities, earn more, and have better chances for promotions than non-college graduates.
How Much More Do They Earn?
According to the Census Bureau, over an adult's working life, high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million; associate's degree holders earn about $1.6 million; and bachelor's degree holders earn about $2.1 million.
Yes, There are Reasons Besides Money
According to research by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, college graduates are healthier, have healthier children, have higher levels of savings, make better consumer decisions, and have more hobbies and leisure activities.
Why Choose Us?
Here are our students' Top 10 reasons for choosing a Riverside Community College District campus:
- Open admission with no application fee
- No SAT or ACT requirement
- AP credits/placement accepted
- Classes are taught by instructors, not graduate or teaching assistants
- Low cost tuition $46/credit unit
- Classes transfer to four-year universities including priority transfer to UC and CSU
- Professional technical and vocational programs
- Student organizations, activities and athletics
- Variety of degrees and/or certificates
- Transfer and Career Center on each campus
Don't forget college life
Are You Eligible?
If you meet any one of the following, you are eligible to attend a Riverside Community College District campus.
- Have graduated from high school
- Have passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam
- Did not graduate but have attained a Certificate of Completion
- Have passed the GED examination
- Did not graduate but are 18 years of age or older
- Are an international student who has satisfied the international student admissions requirements
How Do You Apply?
- You will receive email confirmation that the application has been submitted to the email address you provided on your application
- You will receive another email with 48 (holiday/ weekends excluded) with your Student ID Number, WebAdvisor Username, and your new official RCCD email address (activating this email address immediately will ensure communication with our college at all times)
Apply early for the best selection of classes. Late applicants may experience delays in registration and limited class availability.
When Can You Apply?
See the Application Dates for every semester.