Who We Are
Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). It is one of 23 community colleges that make up the VCCS. Established in 1970 as a comprehensive community college, RCC serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties with quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and is governed by policies set by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges with support and advice from the RCC Local Board. Funding for the college derives primarily from student tuition, followed by state appropriations, grants, and local funds contributed from the 12 counties that make up the RCC service area.
RCC has guaranteed admissions agreements with over 35 public and private colleges and universities, providing a wide variety of opportunities for transfer.
Rappahannock Community College provides inclusive access to exceptional training and educational opportunities meeting the community’s needs and preparing individuals for success as learners, employees, and citizens.
RCC transforms lives, strengthens communities, and inspires excellence.
Values: IDEAL - Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Excellence, Access, Learning for Life.
Integrity - We expect honesty and model accountability.
Diversity and Inclusion - We value cultural and individual perspectives in our workplace, classroom, and community.
Excellence - We maintain high academic standards through student-centered learning, relevant curricula, and holistic support services.
Access -We provide convenient, affordable, and flexible educational opportunities for all.
Learning for Life - We educate for today and tomorrow.