As the only public higher education institution in Rockland County, RCC has served as the main educational resource in the area since 1959. Throughout the years, this college adhered to its mission to provide quality higher education and lifelong learning to the community.
RCC focus on academic excellence and at the same time values sports and athletics. The campus located at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901 harbors a 90,000 square foot indoor field house and outdoor sports facilities providing a competitive athletic atmosphere for the students.
At present, RCC offers 47 programs including 39 Associate degrees and 8 one-year Certificate programs under three academic departments and disciplines: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science; Business and Information Technology; and STEM and Health Professions.
With the latest online teaching and learning technologies, RCC provides an e-learning system for hybrid and online courses. Classes at nights and weekends are also available for selected programs including A.S. Business Administration, A.A. Liberal Arts & Science, A.A.S. Paralegal and Paralegal Certificate.
RCC is a home to the nationally acclaimed Sam Draper Mentored/Talented Student (M/TS) Honors Program that prepares students to transfer to leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and Smith. Transfer to other four-year colleges is also facilitated through established transfer agreements.
As part of student services, Academic Support Center, Campus Fun and Learn Center, Academic Writing Center and Student Development Center are made available for the students. There are also clubs and organizations on campus that the students can participate in to enrich their social and academic experience. A full list of degree programs, certificate pathways and a guide for prospective students can be obtained via the school site.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $4,300-$5,200
- Out-of-State: $8,600-$10,320
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $180-$220 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $360-$430 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||56%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||49%||$4,938|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$4,846|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Rockland Community College may offer services to students like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
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 Rockland Community College compared to community colleges in New York, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Rockland Community College||Rockland County||New York|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1961)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New York
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1975)
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 Rockland 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary 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 Rockland Community College.
- Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ (15 miles away)
- SUNY Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY (16 miles away)
- Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY (27 miles away)
- Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ (28 miles away)
- CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, NY (29 miles away)