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Reading Area Community College (RACC)

10 S Second St, Reading, PA

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Located in Berks County near Reading Pennsylvania, Reading Area Community College provides higher learning that leads to either a two-year associate’s degree or a certificate. In some of the certificate curriculums, students are permitted to work online or learn a new occupational skill in as little as six weeks’ time.

By obtaining degree or certificate training at the college, students can embark on the following careers:

  • Accountant
  • Chef (culinary arts)
  • Legal secretary
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Website developer
  • Computer specialist (computer technology)
  • Accountant
  • Nurse
  • Communications specialist
  • Medical lab technician
  • Teacher’s Aide (early childhood education)

A transfer center at the college enables students to meet specific college requisites so they can eventually transfer to a four-year university. The college also sponsors career fairs as well as on-campus recruiting and career counseling. Students interested in obtaining employment have resources available to them that help them prepare resumes and develop their interview skills.

Scholarships are available for eligible candidates at the school, one of which includes the American Sign Language scholarship. The yearly tuition rate for out-of-state students is just over $9,600 while in-state students spend about $7,000 per year. Approximately 5,000 students are currently enrolled at the two-year college.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,700-$4,400
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,180
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $170-$210 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $420-$500 per 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 Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$4,096
Receiving Student Loans53%$5,064
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Reading Area Community College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for RACC, versus those community colleges in Pennsylvania, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 RACCBerks CountyPennsylvania
Graduation Rate8.6%-21.2%
Transfer-out Rate28.1%-22.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1986)
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Reading Area 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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Other Community Colleges Nearby

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    92%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $2,936