“At Rockland Community College (RCC), we are focused on building people through purpose-driven educational opportunities. We are proud to serve the people of the Lower Hudson Valley as we work with corporate, foundation and educational partners to help our students empower themselves to positively transform themselves and their communities.”
– Dr. Michael A. Baston
Name: Rockland Community College
President: Dr. Michael A. Baston
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Large City, Suburb
Year established: 1959
Board Chair: Martin Wortendyke
Board of Trustees website: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/about/governance/board-of-trustees/trustees/trustees
Student Characteristics Fall 2017 according to IPEDS
Total Enrollment: 6,950
African American: 18%
Middle Skills Academy
- The Middle Skills Academy at RCC hosts several intensive programs designed to train the local workforce in a concentrated time frame so that students can start a new career and earn a good salary in less than one year. The programs include courses that may be transferable as college credit in the future. Current programs include IT, healthcare, social media, automotive technology, and CAD drafting industry training.
- The Eugene Levy Fieldhouse is located on RCC’s Suffern campus. This two-acre, 90,000-square-foot facility is the largest of its type in the northeast. Constructed in 1975, the Eugene Levy Fieldhouse serves as the Rockland County emergency evacuation shelter and has played host to concerts by The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Styx, The Doobie Brothers, Meatloaf, and No Doubt.
- The Sam Draper Honors Program at RCC was established in 1977 and has graduated more than 3,000 students in those 40 years. Students accepted to the program are paired with a faculty mentor and are taught in small group classes with lively, intimate discussion. Students who have graduated from the Honors Program over the past four years have gone on to attend Stanford, MIT, Georgetown, Cornell, Columbia and many other prestigious universities.