Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA 19603-1706

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,117
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Reading Area 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.

Tuition & Fees

Reading Area Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $8,430 and in-state students paid $7,500.

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

$9,374
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$7,500
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$8,430
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 87% of Reading Area Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 69% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,042 (which is 15.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Reading Area Community College in 2016-2017, was 108, which is 35% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,033 (which is 10.4% above the national average.)

$5,042
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$5,033
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
87%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Reading Area Community College has enrolled a total of 4,117 students (967 students full-time and 3,150 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,117 students, 331 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 38% men and 62% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 342 students for distance studies.

4,117
Total Enrollment
331
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Hispanic: 33%

Black/African American: 11%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Reading Area 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
Health Professions And Related Programs 26% 291
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 19% 212 62
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 13% 144 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 59
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 48
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 42
Psychology 3% 36 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 30
Physical Sciences 3% 29
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 22 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

15%
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 Reading Area Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

17%
Still enrolled
48%
Dropout rate
20%
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

$24,300
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Reading Area Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,300. Last year, out of the total 2,019 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,676 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,760 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,426 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,300 $30,000
Employment Rate 83% 81%
Total Graduates 2,019 1,760

Campus Location

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