Sometimes it’s hard not to brag, but we have amazing faculty, many are at the very top of their field and some award-winning. Learning from our faculty is — in many ways — is just good as being taught at the four-year schools.
There are a number of great reasons. Let’s look at just a few:
Small Class Sizes
Ask our current students and recent graduates and they will tell you — RCC’s small classes help make learning and classwork engaging.
- You’ll learn quickly that coming here is a fantastic option for starting your collegiate career.
- The personal, one-on-one, attention that you will get from our incredible faculty, is going to help you from the very start.
- Our teachers will know you by name, and you’ll likely never be in a classroom with over 25 other students.
Unlike larger schools, you are never just a number at RCC.
Incredible Cost Savings
You may have heard the student debt stories from your friends or on social media — it can be brutal.
Young people attend school and earn a degree, and come out with thousands and thousands of dollars in debt. We can help you avoid that pain:
RCC vs. the average cost of a Four-Year Public School in Virginia:
- RCC costs $4,133 — compared to $12,166 — we’d save you $8,034.
RCC vs. the average cost of a Four-Year Private School in Virginia:
- Again, RCC costs just $4,133 — while a private school averages $21,902. RCC saves you $17,770
Cost savings data from www.vawizard.org
One of the best things about coming to Rappahannock Community College is the ability to easily jump over to a four-year institution. Our GAAs, or Guaranteed Admission Agreements, make it possible for you to finish your associate degree — then continue your education with a number of schools in Virginia and beyond.
We have agreements with over 30 of the best four-year schools in the state — and some beyond Virginia — including:
- James Madison
- Old Dominion
- William & Mary
- Norfolk State
- Virginia Tech
- VCU and more!
… and then there’s our PROGRAMS!
RCC is loaded with great degrees and certificate programs that will get you prepared for the next step of your journey, whether it’s transferring to a four-year school, or jumping into the career you’ve always wanted. Get started by selecting one from this dropdown:
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