Centennial Celebration




Riverside City College (RCC) first opened in 1916, sharing facilities with Riverside Polytechnic High School. In 1924, the College built its first two buildings – the historical Quadrangle, which today remains a fixture on the campus. In 1965, Poly High School relocated, leaving the College a blank  slate for future growth and planning. As the state’s seventh oldest community college in California, RCC initial enrollment totaled 114 students.​ 

Today, RCC operates as a comprehensive 
liberal arts and sciences college, and is known for program emphasis in nursing, performing arts and career and applied technologies. 
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