Riverside City College

Affordable, Great Location, Easy Admission, Safe Community, Transfer Opportunities! A California college for the world’s students

Ranked Top 47 Community College in the USA


Save over $80,000 (compare with UC) and receive about $2,500 international student scholarship.


Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.


Easy Admission

NO SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IETLS score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps..


Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.


Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!


Our Mission: 

Riverside City College serves a diverse community of learners by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals. The college strives to improve the social and economic mobility of its students and communities by being ready to meet students where they are, valuing and supporting each student in the successful attainment of their goals and promoting an inclusive, equity-focused environment.​


Our Vision:

Riverside City College strives to provide excellent educational opportunities that are responsive to the diverse needs of its students and communities, and empowers both to be active participants in shaping the future.​



Tradition and Innovation:  We work collaboratively to develop flexible and creative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our community and embrace change while respecting our tradition and legacy of strong partnerships.

Integrity and Transparency:  We promote an environment of trust by being honest, fair, transparent, and equitable.  We honor our commitments to our students, staff, and communities.

Growth and Continual Learning:  We commit to intellectual inquiry, reflection, professional development, and growth for all stakeholders.  We adjust our teaching practices to provide equitable opportunities and outcomes and to encourage continu​​al learning for our students, faculty, and staff.

Equity-Mindedness:  We promote social justice and equity.

Responsiveness:  We respond to the needs of our students and communities through engagement and collaboration.

​Student-Centeredness:  We create meaningful learning environments that value the strengths and experiences our students bring and that support students in developing and accomplishing their personal, education, and career goals.​


Accreditation Status

Riverside City College fully supports and participates in institutional accreditation: an ongoing process designed to encourage improvement of academic quality, institutional effectiveness, and ultimately student success.

Riverside City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 1331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814.  (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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$10,000 — $15,000 Year

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Business, Mathematics, Nursing

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Type of School

2yr/Community College

  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

  • Accreditation and Certification

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

Riverside CA
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4800 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA

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