Riverside City College is the most dynamic and diverse college in the Inland Empire. From its opening in 1916 on the site of the former Poly High School, Riverside City College has grown to be one of California's leading community colleges and is a landmark in downtown Riverside.
Serving more than 19,000 students each semester, Riverside City College provides students with a wide range of choices including associate's degree programs, transfer to a four-year college or university, or career certificates that prepare them to enter the workforce. Riverside City College is home to strong programs in liberal arts, science, performing arts, the School of Nursing and athletics.
Riverside City College provides a high-quality, affordable education, including comprehensive student services, student activities, and community programs, and empowers and supports a diverse community of learners as they work toward individual achievement and life-long learning. To help students achieve their goals, the College offers learning support services, pre-college and transferable courses, and career and technical programs leading to certificates or associate degrees. Based on a learner-centered philosophy, the College fosters critical thinking, develops information and communication skills, expands the breadth and application of knowledge, and promotes community and global awareness.