Reading Area Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality: Education Quality Rating - Very BadSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - GoodCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Reading Area Community College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,795 students enrolled. This school was established in 1971 and is one of the 7 schools and colleges located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
51
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Reading Area Community College.

Reading Area Community College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 51 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Management, Business, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
48%
The student retention rate at Reading Area Community College is very low at 48% (way below Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Reading Area Community College is very low - 12%. Nearly 23% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Reading Area Community College is reasonably decent -- 19:1. Find out more details about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,500
Average tuition price is close to the nationwide median - about $9,000 a year. The additional fees at Reading Area Community College beyond tuition are roughly $1,500; which comes to $10,500 per academic year.

Read the details about Reading Area Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Reading Area Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (610) 372-4721 or check Reading Area Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B-
Reading Area Community College provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Reading Area Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Reading Area Community College.

Based on the college crime information, Reading Area Community College seems to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Reading Area Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Reading Area Community College, 10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706, USA
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