Rappahannock Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and certificates. Questions  about  the accreditation of  Rappahannock Community College  may  be  directed  in  writing  to the  Southern Association of  Colleges  and Schools  Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane,  Decatur,  GA   30033-4097,  by calling (404)  679-4500,  or  by  using information available  on  SACSCOC’s  website (

As one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges, RCC is approved by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges. The college’s two associate degrees — Arts and Sciences and Applied Science — are approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at RCC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Contact the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN program) and the Certificate program in Practical Nursing (PN program) are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Contact the Virginia Board of Nursing through the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233.

The EMS Programs, Basic, and Advanced through Intermediate, are accredited by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Service. The Rappahannock Community College Paramedic Career Studies Certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To Contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact COAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax 214-703-8992

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is approved for listing in the U.S. Office of Education directories.

Nondiscrimination Policy

RCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Tara Walker, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, who can be reached by mail at 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149, by email at or by phone at 804-758-6706.

For policies and procedures related to Title IX, please refer to the RCC website for more information.