University description (as per official university website)
Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that make up the Virginia Community College System. It is a two-year public institution of higher education established in 1971. The College serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties. The College is governed by policies set by the State Board for Community Colleges with support and advice from the Rappahannock Community College Board. Primary funding for the College is provided by the state, supplemented by contributions from seven counties and one city, and by student tuition.
RCC has experienced rapid enrollment growth recently, averaging 6.76% per year since 2005. The college has expanded from 433 students when it opened in September 1971 to a total annualized headcount of 4,590 in 2009-2010.
Who We Are
RCC is a public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. As a comprehensive community college, RCC provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties.
The purpose of student financial aid at Rappahannock Community College is to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to afford a college education. To support this objective, the College offers a variety of financial aid programs for students who qualify. Aid is funded through federal and state agencies, local organizations, businesses, individuals, and the college.