Name: Raritan Valley Community College
President: Casey Crabill
Campus Setting: Suburban
Year Established: 1966
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 8,484
Part Time: 49.0%
Full Time: 51.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 5.8%
Native American: 0.2%
Catherine Hebson McVicker
Quote from the President
"Raritan Valley Community College has been nationally recognized for its instructional quality, service learning program, innovations in teaching, and environmental stewardship. Each year, more than 1,000 students take part in the college's service learning program, assisting over 250 local community groups and donating the economic equivalent of over $1 million in services. The college has been at the forefront of environmental sustainability, and in 2009 became the first community college in the nation to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency."
- For six consecutive years, Raritan Valley Community College's service learning program has received national recognition from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, more than 1,000 RVCC students serve over 250 local community organizations within 85 college courses.
- RVCC is nationally recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability. In June 2009, RVCC became the first community college in the nation to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Carly Aulicky, who graduated summa cum laude from RVCC in 2009, has been accepted into a masters of research program at the University of Glasgow, attending as a Fulbright Scholar.
- The RVCC SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) team was named 2012 SIFE-USA National Rookie of the Year at the recent SIFE-USA National Exposition. The RVCC team had previously been named Regional Champion and Rookie of the Year at the SIFE-USA Regional Competition.
- In 2011 the college received a $4.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to partner with local businesses to train workers in new career paths. Titled the Greater Raritan Workforce Delivery Project, the grant is part of the department's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants program.
- In a 2010 book, Higher Education?, RVCC was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges and universities in the country.