Name: Reading Area Community College
President: Anna Weitz
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1971
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data
2013 Fall Enrollment
Part Time: 78%
Full Time: 22%
African American/Black: 12.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Two or more races: 2.2%
Quote from the President
"Reading Area Community College (RACC) is truly positioned as the community’s college, and we strive to meet the various and changing needs of individuals and businesses throughout the Greater Reading area. Whether attending college for the first time, retraining for a new career, or enhancing existing skills, RACC provides opportunity with tremendous value."
- With more than 30 associate degree programs, RACC is the right choice for students to begin their college careers. Dual admissions and articulation agreements with numerous schools make transferring to a bachelor degree program a seamless process.
- RACC is also the best choice for students who are seeking a career in two years or less. Several career training options are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce immediately after completion of the program, requiring as little as six weeks to six months. Additionally these programs offer an excellent pathway into career-related associate degree programs at the college.
- RACC’s Schmidt Training and Technology Center (STTC) is a state-of-the-art regional facility offering nationally-recognized certifications and degree programs in advanced manufacturing. In addition to educational options for individual students, STTC offers customized training to meet the needs of area employers.