In a Covid-19 World, More Students Are Choosing RVCC!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Why More College Students Are Choosing RVCC

Have your priorities changed since Covid-19? Are you reconsidering your future road map? You’re not alone. Much has changed since the Coronavirus, but one thing is still true: knowledge is power! That’s why junior and senior high school students, students enrolled at other four-year institutions, and working adults are shifting their attention—and their futures— to Raritan Valley Community College. Learn more about RVCC’s top benefits below. Several virtual General Information Sessions are also slated. You can learn more and register here. As an added benefit, RVCC is waiving the application fee for new students!

Top Five Reasons Students Are Choosing RVCC

Reason #1: We’re Close to Home!

There’s no disputing it. RVCC has many benefits, and one of its most important attributes—at a time like this—is its proximity to your home. During challenging times, bonding with family and sleeping in your own room helps reduce stress, which makes studying more productive.

Reason #2:  RVCC Offers Affordable, High Quality Education.

Another huge benefit of choosing RVCC is the significant cost savings. As a result, RVCC students are not saddled with huge college debt like students at 4-year private and state colleges. The cost of tuition and fees for the 2018–2019 school year was $37,935 at NJ private colleges or universities and $14,092 at NJ public colleges. Conversely, RVCC’s estimated tuition for is approximately $5,686. And, the icing on the cake is that RVCC offers high quality education that’s unbeatable!

Reason #3:  RVCC Provides Financial Aid, Scholarships & Job Placement Assistance.

RVCC’s Financial Aid Specialists are incredibly helpful in navigating you through the process. They are experts in all state, national and college financial aid options including scholarships, grants, and loans. Also, be sure to inquire about New Jersey’s Free Tuition Program and whether you qualify. You never know! Every year the College awards $300,000 in scholarships to deserving students based on academic merit or financial need.

Reason #4:  Start at RVCC Now & Transfer Anywhere Later!

You can start—or continue—your college education at RVCC and go anywhere later! While Rutgers University is our most popular transfer school, RVCC graduates have continued their education at prestigious colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the nation and even abroad. In fact, 70 percent of RVCC students plan to continue their studies at a four-year college or university. RVCC has agreements with more than 90 colleges and universities that allow you to seamlessly transfer credits.

Reason #5:  RVCC’s Course Selection is Diverse & its Faculty is Top-Notched.

With its extensive selection of college degrees, college certificate programs and career training programs, RVCC offers you educational options tailored to fit your needs. The College also has some of the most dedicated and talented professors around. Our outstanding faculty members continuously strive for excellence and innovation and are committed to the success of every student.

If you’re wondering, “What are the best state colleges near me to check out right now?” There’s no doubt that it’s Raritan Valley Community College! To learn more, attend one of the General Information Sessions that are being held. You can learn more and register here.

About RVCC

RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by and Washington Monthly ranked RVCC eighth in the country in the category of “Best Colleges for Adult Learners (2 Year Colleges)” for 2018. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit