“I am very proud of Reading Area Community College’s (RACC) outstanding reputation for preparing students to enter their careers or attaining their bachelor’s degrees. Many of our graduates transfer their associate degree to nationally recognized four-year institutions. We are proud to produce graduates prepared not just to make a living, but also to make a difference in our communities and beyond. Above all, each of us at RACC is committed to the individual student, and their success. We are the “community’s college” devoted to student achievement and the enrichment of our community.” —Dr. Susan D. Looney, president of Reading Area Community College
Name: Reading Area Community College
President:Dr. Susan D. Looney
Board Chair: Guido M. Pichini
Board of Trustees website: https://www.racc.edu/about-racc/board-trustees
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Small city
Year established: 1971
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 4,199
African American: 9%
- RACC is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS) in Pennsylvania.
- RACC’s academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as the state-of-the-art Schmidt Training and Technology Center – a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.
- RACC has associate degree transfer agreements with 22 regional and national public and private universities.
- To promote STEM learning, RACC recently completed a $3.7 million science labs renovation project that included $2.9 million in renovations and $800,000 in new science equipment.