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Raritan Valley Community College

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1965
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey, United States, 08876
    • Phone:
    • +19085261200
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Raritan Valley Community College

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is an accredited, coeducational, two-year, public, community college located in North Branch (within Branchburg Township), New Jersey. RVCC offers Associate's degree programs leading to an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), Associate of Fine Art (A.F.A) or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), as well as certificate programs and continuing education courses.

The college was founded in late 1965 as "Somerset County College" and opened to its first class of students in the fall of 1968. It was given its present name in 1987, when it became the county college for Hunterdon County as well as its home of Somerset County. It was the first community college in New Jersey to be sponsored by two different counties. Raritan Valley's "University Center" offers degree completion programs from a number of schools and university partners including Rutgers, The State University of NJ.

Academic Highlights

(RVCC) offers more than 90 degree and college certificate programs, from accounting to engineering to nursing and beyond. Most degree programs can be completed in two years. Certificate programs require fewer credits and can be completed in a year or less.

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Raritan Valley Community College is a place of opportunity where expectations are shattered and dreams realized. It’s excellence within reach. It can be the perfect fit for many of your students. Learn more about all RVCC has to offer and how to navigate the Admissions process.

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