Riverside City College serves a diverse community of learners by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals. The college strives to improve the social and economic mobility of its students and communities by being ready to meet students where they are, valuing and supporting each student in the successful attainment of their goals and promoting an inclusive, equity-focused environment.​


Riverside City College strives to provide excellent educational opportunities that are responsive to the diverse needs of its students and communities, and empowers both to be active participants in shaping the future.​


Tradition and Innovation:  We work collaboratively to develop flexible and creative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our community and embrace change while respecting our tradition and legacy of strong partnerships.

Integrity and Transparency:  We promote an environment of trust by being honest, fair, transparent, and equitable.  We honor our commitments to our students, staff, and communities.

Growth and Continual Learning:  We commit to intellectual inquiry, reflection, professional development, and growth for all stakeholders.  We adjust our teaching practices to provide equitable opportunities and outcomes and to encourage continu​​al learning for our students, faculty, and staff.

Equity-Mindedness:  We promote social justice and equity.

Responsiveness:  We respond to the needs of our students and communities through engagement and collaboration.

​Student-Centeredness:  We create meaningful learning environments that value the strengths and experiences our students bring and that support students in developing and accomplishing their personal, education, and career goals.​