Best of Inland Empire 2021 – Best Community College RCC was voted the BEST Community College and 2nd Best Career College by readers of
the Press Enterprise. Annually, the Press Enterprise surveys residents about what's
great about the Inland Empire and publishes the results in its annual Best of the Inland Empire publication. Restaurants, businesses, service experts, and especially educational
institutions are highlighted for their contributions to the region.
2021-2024 Apple Distinguished School – School of Nursing School of Nursing earned recognition as an 2021-2024 Apple Distinguished School. Apple
Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
They use technology to connect students to the world, fuel creativity, deepen collaboration,
and make learning possible.
2021 CCPRO Gold Award – RCC Redesigned Website The redesigned RCC website earned a Gold Award (top honors) from the Community College
Public Relations Organization.
Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook (February 2021) RCC ranked 4th in nation for associate degree awarded and 11th in enrollment for Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.
Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics Hispanic Outlook on Education ranked RCC in the top 25 community colleges for Hispanics
in two categories: 13th in the nation and 6th in the state for granting the most degrees
to Hispanic students, and 12th in the nation and 7th in the state for enrolling the
largest number of Hispanic students.
2020 Riverside Beautification Award Riverside City Mayor Rusty Bailey presented RCCD Board President Mary Figueroa with
the 2020 City of Riverside Beautification Award for the Henry W. Coil, Sr. & Alice
Edna Coil School for the Arts. Awards are presented to companies or individuals for
buildings and facilities within the city that capture: architectural design, landscaping,
building improvements, and general maintenance.
School of Nursing – Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation School of Nursing Simulation program is the first in state, and ninth in USA to earn
the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation
50 Best Community Colleges – College Consensus RCC ranked one of the 50 Best Community Colleges in the nation according to College Consensus, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews.
4th in nation for associate degrees award to Hispanic students – Hispanic Outlook RCC Ranks 4th in nation for associate degrees award to Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook on
Education Magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.”
CCFC Master Planning Award of Excellence - 2018 RCC Facilities Master Plan Riverside City College’s 2018 Facilities Master Plan was awarded the Master Planning
Award of Excellence by the Community College Facility Coalition. This is the first
Facilities Master Planning Award of Excellence awarded to the College.