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 is the seventh oldest community college district in California, and the fifth largest.
- Riverside Community College District is a three-college higher education system serving 1.4 million people living in Riverside County.
- Student enrollment exceeded 35,000 in Fall 2010.
- RCCD colleges are located in the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Norco—three of the fastest growing areas in the county.
- A diverse student body reflects the surrounding workforce. In 2010, 39% of students were Hispanic, 30% were Caucasian, 10% were African American, 9% were Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 1% were Native American.
- Riverside Community College District offers more than 100 comprehensive programs to aid students seeking transfer to a 4-year college or university, a 2-year degree, a professional certificate, occupational training, or simply to update their work skills.
- Preparation of students for the modern workforce extends outside the classroom to include partnerships with leading businesses, resulting in the development of specialized high-tech programs and freestanding centers of learning that attract both traditional and non-traditional students.
- Examples of these types of partnerships can be found in the Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, the Culinary Arts Institute, the Center for International Trade Development, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, the California Manufacturing Technology Center, and such programs as the Physician Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Ford Asset, and Toyota T10 ventures.
- Riverside Community College District is committed to excellence. Some 368 full-time faculty and 831 associated faculty, together with 703 professional and support staff, are involved in the continual development of programs to prepare a qualified workforce for the 21 century.