Riverside Community College District Mission Statement
The Riverside Community College District through its three colleges—Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College supported by the District Office—serves and enriches its diverse communities by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals. The district strives to impact the social and economic mobility of its students by ensuring access, success, and equity for everyone who wishes to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the colleges.
The Riverside Community College District offers educational opportunities that promote social and economic mobility for its students and demonstrates leadership in the region and the state by providing high quality instructional programs and by advancing social justice for all.
Inclusiveness - The district embraces diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a fair and equitable climate for its students and workforce.
Excellence - The district maintains high standards in teaching, learning, and services.
Innovation - The district responds to the changing needs of its communities by continuous improvement and creative solutions.
Collegiality - The district respects the unique views of each individual and encourages civility, discussion of ideas, and collaboration
Stewardship - The district maintains public trust by responsible management of its resources and by open and honest reporting of its decision-making processes.
Heritage - The district respects and builds on the rich traditions of education, innovation, and service to its communities.
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 Spring 2016, unduplicated student enrollment exceeded 36,800 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 2017-18, 60% of students were Hispanic, 21% were Caucasian, 8% were African American, 5% were Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 6% 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