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Rockland Community College
Rockland Community College 145 College Rd Suffern, NY 10901 Phone: (845) 574-4000
  • General Information
    About Rockland Community College

    The college identifies with and responds to the needs of this community and is instrumental in shaping its future. As such, the ongoing mission of Rockland Community College is to: Seek out and encourage all those who wish to learn without regard to ethnic or racial background, color, religion, gender, physical ability, nationality, age, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, developmental stage, or prior educational achievement. Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding for life, work and responsible citizenship within a diverse and changing world and culture. Foster opportunities for lifelong learning which integrate a person's life, career and educational goals. Provide leadership in Rockland County for academic, economic and creative development and serve as a resource for community services and cultural affairs. Promote the values and purposes of higher education by reaching out actively to diverse populations who might otherwise not have considered attending college, discerning their needs and devising programming to meet those needs. Rockland Community College reasserts its commitment, as an open-admissions college, to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of its students, to help all those who need to secure financial aid and to provide competency assessment, life, career and educational planning, flexible scheduling, alternative learning modes and accessible locations for learning throughout the country. Through a variety of educational experiences, Rockland Community College strives to connect the theoretical with the practical, as well as the liberal and the vocational, by encouraging students to confront problems and situations first-hand and to examine contemporary social, political and ethical issues from differing perspectives and values. Rockland Community College will continue to offer courses of study, co-curricular activities, student support programs, professional development seminars, opportunities for athletic competition and cultural events. The College will provide these services to those who seek to undertake professional or technical training; to begin or change a career; to upgrade or develop new skills; and to engage in cultural enrichment or personal development. To accomplish its mission, the College is committed to recruiting and sustaining excellent faculty, administrators and staff. The College is committed to professional development, to maintaining a safe and attractive environment in which learning can flourish and to achieving fiscal stability to ensure the quality of its services.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 71%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 9,866
    Native American 28
    Asian 656
    African American 1,962
    Hispanic 1,243
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,042
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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