Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg, NJ 08876


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,226
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Raritan Valley Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Raritan Valley Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $4,038
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $4,038

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 46% of Raritan Valley Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 34% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,039 (which is 7.5% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Raritan Valley Community College in 2016-2017, was 140, which is 13% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,280 (which is 6.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Raritan Valley Community College has enrolled a total of 8,226 students (3,363 students full-time and 4,863 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,226 students, 401 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 53% men and 47% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 412 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Hispanic: 20%

Black/African American: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Asian: 6%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Raritan Valley Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 20% 697
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 669
Health Professions And Related Programs 16% 532
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 318
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 194
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 153
Education 4% 130
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 110
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 75
Engineering 2% 72

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Raritan Valley Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Raritan Valley Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,000. Last year, out of the total 1,004 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 873 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 968 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 832 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,000 $35,800
Employment Rate 87% 86%
Total Graduates 1,004 968

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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County College of Morris
17.8 mile away
Middlesex County College
18.4 mile away
Union County College
19.7 mile away
Essex County College
28.1 mile away