Riverside Community College District Mission Statement
Riverside Community College District is dedicated to the success of its students and to the development of the communities it serves. By facilitating its Colleges and learning centers to provide educational and student services, it meets the needs and expectations of its unique communities of learners. The District provides the Colleges with leadership in the areas of advocacy, resource stewardship, and planning.
Riverside Community College District is committed to service excellence by providing opportunities for learning, personal enrichment, innovation and community development.
Riverside Community College District serves 1.4 million people living in Riverside County. RCCD colleges are located in the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Norco - representing key geographical and commerce points within the 450 sq. mile service area.
- Riverside Community College District offers more than 100 comprehensive programs to aid students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, a two-year degree, a professional certificate, occupational training, or simply to update their works skills.
- In Fall 2012, unduplicated student enrollment exceeded 32,000 and total district enrollment credit, non-credit, and community education programs topped 40,000.
- A diverse student body reflects the surrounding population and workforce. In 2011, 47% of students were Hispanic, 27% were Caucasian, 10% were African American, 8% were Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 8% were other ethnicities.
- RCCD is one of the top 25 employers in Riverside County, with more than 2,100 employees.
- Over the past eight years, RCCD has used a voter-approved bond measure to construct nearly $228,000,000 in modernized or new classrooms, laboratory and other educational facilities, generating opportunities for local businesses and an estimated 1,710 new jobs .
- RCCD and its colleges operate six Early and Middle College High School programs, partner in the operation of the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, provide economic development and contract business assistance services, and serve 6,000 community education customers each year.
- RCCD is known for several "firsts":.
- Passport to College (one of the models for the federal Gear-Up Initiative)
- NSF National Center of Excellence for Supply Chain Technology
- Gateway to College (the first Gates Foundation-funded early college charter school in California)
- Completion Counts (one of four Gates Foundation-funded CLIP programs nationally)
- Riverside Aquatics Complex (the Inland Empire's first Olympic-standard training and competition aquatics venue)
- Community Dental Care Clinic (student-provided preventive care services)
- The Virtual Hospital at the School of Nursing (fully equipped with high-tech patient simulators)
- The Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties