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River Valley Community College

One College Drive, Claremont, NH

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River Valley Community College, located in Claremont, New Hampshire, was founded to provide residents of its service area a quality education in a variety of fields. The school serves the local community and due to its size and enrollment, is able to provide hands on service and education for its students. Low student to teacher ratios mean that class sizes remain small and allow for easier access to professors and other faculty, allowing the school to maintain its commitment to providing the best education possible.

Academics

River Valley Community College offers 35 programs of study that prepare student for transfer to a four year institution or a career in a sector of the workforce. Academic transfer is achieved through the completion of general education and lower division courses relating to one's desired major, taken over the course of two years. Once completed students will apply to their desired school to complete their bachelor's degree, transferring all earned credits. Career programs train students in the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as professionals, using theory and practice to develop methods and techniques used in that field.  Graduates of such programs will earn a certificate or degree which demonstrates competency and allows for employment at the entry level.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

River Valley Community College is a an open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll by meeting the requirements for admission, submitting an application, and paying the appropriate fees. Students are encouraged to provide transcripts, take a placement exam, participate in orientation and meet with a counselor. Individuals requiring financial assistance must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the start of each academic year. The information provided by the FAFSA will be used to determine aid program eligibility and financial need, awarding fund in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $6,700-$8,100
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,360
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $480-$570 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships48%$5,167
Receiving Student Loans63%$6,077

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, River Valley Community College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1974)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1978)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (A)

Education

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Precision Production

  • Machine Shop Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

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