FINANCIAL AID RATE84%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO30:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE52
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$2,993
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Rio Hondo College
2097 Compton Ave. Suite 201, Corona, CA
Rio Hondo College (RHC) is a two-year community college located in Los Angeles County, in the city of Whittier. Rio Hondo, or RHC, provides a range of students with new skills and career training, lifelong learning, academic programs leading to an associate degree, and academic programs that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
In addition to granting associate degrees in more than 40 subject areas, it also grants technical and professional certificates in roughly 47 subjects. Top professional and vocational programs at RHC include Fire Technology, Environmental Technology, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Drafting, Automotive Technology, and more. RHC has the largest college-based Administration of Justice Program in California, training police offers for 40 jurisdictions. Community service classes are available in subjects such as computer skills, and online classes are offered through Rio Hondo's "Virtual College."
Rio Hondo College was founded in 1963, and the first students were enrolled for the 1963-1964 academic year.
The academic calendar for RHC follows a semester format with fall, spring and summer "primary" terms. Within each term or semester, RHC offers shorter 8-week modules.
Colleges and Schools
The academic units of Rio Hondo College are organized into instructional divisions, which are:
- Arts and Cultural Programs
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Business and Economic Development
- Career and Technical Education
- Communications and Languages
- Continuing Education
- Health Science and Nursing
- Mathematics and Sciences
- Physical Education
- Public Safety / Administration of Justice
The Associated Student Body Senate (ASB) is the primary organization at Rio Hondo College for all extracurricular student activities on campus. The ASB is managed by Student Senators, who vote weekly on how to spend funds for student clubs and activities. RHC students are encouraged to join the Senate and/or a student club or organization. Students may also work with the ASB to start a new club. The ASB provides many activities and events that provide opportunities for leadership and involvement.
ASB program services include emergency student loans, a discount ticket program, housing program, and commencement information.
Other student services at Rio Hondo College include a library, veteran's services, a transfer center, career center, fitness center and child development center. Local high school students can enroll in RHC classes as part of the college's outreach services.
As part of the "Go Rio" program, full-time students in good financial standing can get a discounted transit pass that is honored by all of the above transit operators in Los Angeles County. Students who drop below 12 units at any point during an academic semester are not eligible for the GO RIO program.
The school colors for Rio Hondo College are yellow and black. The school mascot is the roadrunner, and the athletic teams are nicknamed the RHC "Roadrunners."
A member of the Foothill Athletic Conference, the Rio Hondo College Athletics Department participates in several intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
There are many cultural events, art programs and music and theatre performances at Rio Hondo College that are open to the community. Some events require advance reservations, so community member are encouraged to contact RHC via the Cultural Events Hotline at: (562) 908-3492.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Rio Hondo College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,800. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $8,500-$10,210
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $310-$370 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$5,857|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Rio Hondo College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
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 Rio Hondo 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
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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