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Raritan Valley Community College is a public institution located in Branchburg, New Jersey. The rural area surrounding RVCC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

2,653 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,712 Avg In-State Tuition

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Raritan Valley Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

RVCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#122 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RVCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Electrical & Power Installation Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Optometric Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#18 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#53 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards RVCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#3 Best Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Construction Trades Graduates College Factual
#38 Best Value Colleges for General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences College Factual
#46 Best Value Colleges for Health Sciences & Services College Factual
#72 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Raritan Valley Community College?

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Contact details for RVCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-526-1200
Website: https://www.raritanval.edu

Can I Afford RVCC?

$5,712 In-State Tuition
10% Take Out Loans
7.9% Loan Default Rate
During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time students at RVCC paid $238 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,712 $5,712
Fees $1,200 $1,200
Books and Supplies $2,400 $2,400

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At RVCC, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $5,179 a year. That adds up to $20,716 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at RVCC is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Raritan Valley Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,653 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,080 undergraduate students at RVCC, with 2,653 being full-time and 4,427 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 2,653 full-time undergraduates at RVCC, 51% are male and 49% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Raritan Valley Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 199
Black or African American 219
Hispanic or Latino 681
White 1,258
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 254

Over 31 countries are represented at RVCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, India, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Raritan Valley Community College

4,084 Took All Classes Online
5,738 Took At Least One Class Online
236.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,738 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at RVCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of RVCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Raritan Valley Community College was 236.8%. This is the #186 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at RVCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of RVCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at RVCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at RVCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #4
Health & Medical Administrative Services #30

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Raritan Valley Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 49 0 49
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 13 5 18
Lineworker 0 15 0 15
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 10 0 10
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 0 9 0 9
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 0 5 3 8
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 7 7
Automotive Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 5 0 0 5
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 3 3
Optometric Technician/Assistant 1 0 1 2
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 2 0 2
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 0 0 0
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 0 0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 109 19 134

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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