Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is located in Branchburg, New Jersey. Their mission statement is “to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.”
RVCC has over 90 degrees and certificate programs, and it currently has over 4,000 and 3,500 part-time students. While all of RVCC faculty has advanced degrees, more than 30% hold Doctorates and includes acclaimed authors, Fulbright Scholars and Princeton Mid-Career fellows.
- Business and Public Service
- Career Programs (noncredit)
- Communication & Languages
- Computer Science
- Health Science Education
- Humanities, Social Sciences & Education
- Office of Academic Affairs
- Science & Engineering
- Student Development
- Visual and Performing Arts
First year students are entered into the First Year Experience (FYE) Program, providing a comprehensive and effective transition into the college experience. Other student services include Advising & Counseling Services, Academic Support, Career Services, and child care. Full-time students qualify to receive a 25% discount on NJ Transit monthly passes.
Review tuition and fee information on the RVCC Finance Department/Bursar’s page to find out more information about the school's affordability.
RVCC Transfer Toolkit via the school's career coach and learn more about the transfer process. The checklist provides a step-by-step process with detailed information for students transferring into and out of RVCC and policy information and advisement for those who need additional assistance.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 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: $3,300-$3,900
- Out-of-State: $4,000-$4,810
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $140-$160 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $170-$200 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||47%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||37%||$4,975|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$4,262|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Raritan Valley Community College may provide services like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Raritan Valley Community College compared to community colleges in New Jersey, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|RVCC||Somerset County||New Jersey|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1972)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New Jersey
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Raritan Valley Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Raritan Valley Community College.