River Valley Community College in Claremont

Claremont, NH

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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River Valley Community College offers 105-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 36.9% are women, and 63.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at River Valley Community College is 18711$, that is above national average. 22% of full-time River Valley Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The River Valley Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, River Valley Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,036
$30,001 - $48,000$21,692
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000$21,842



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


510 of River Valley Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes River Valley Community College number 20 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Hampshire.

Students at River Valley Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in River Valley Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


River Valley Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

22% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to River Valley Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at River Valley Community College is 6:1, that means that for every 6 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In River Valley Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at River Valley Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Hampshire.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

River Valley Community College offers 105 programs in total: 56 are for Associate's degree, 40 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in New Hampshire state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Hampshire state average data to help you compare.


River Valley Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 611 students with 18340 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for River Valley Community College

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Overall Rating:

Would not recommend this college to anyone. Very disheveled and disorganized. Advisors are also program directors and it is difficult to actually speak to someone who can advise you in any way. If you're supposed to get a refund for a course you have taken, good luck. Even if you submit the correct forms on time it takes months to get it back. The massage program is not up to par with other program requirements in the state and they are trimming it down even more.

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Overall Rating:

I am currently in rolled in the Massage Certificate Program. I started in Fall 2014 I am taking to classes a semester so as a part time student River Valley as a whole has been wonderful all the staff has been great. From the front reception desk, the financial aid office, all the great help from the student success center and my awesome adviser. My adviser has been a great leader through my whole time at River Valley. She gave me her advise to add an Associated Degree to my educational program. This was nice to her that she thought it would be good for me so I have also I rolled into the General Education Assocites Degree program. All the professors I have had, have been great and very understanding with my life outside of RVCC. I will graduating in May with my Certificate in Massage Therapy and I should be graduating May 2018 with my Assistates Degree.

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I have had a lot of issues with financial aid. Classes that are teleconference to different locations take a while to set up and are still blurry. You can't see the class context when the instructor is explaining on the board or doing a PowerPoint so you're not actually able to take notes. The staff consists of a lot of part time employees, and are not always the most knowledgable about teaching or easy to get a hold of.

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Overall Rating:

When I started at RVCC for the Massage Therapy Certificate program I was unsure how my time here would unfold. I am happy to say that it has been wonderful. The instructors are professional and helpful. I have yet to find any problem that they could not help me with, all I had to do was ask!

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I have the pleasure of being a student here. Right from the start the staff have been extremely helpful. Every step of the process someone has been available to answer my questions or help me along the way. Everyone here is friendly and accommodating. I could not have asked for a better experience.

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Location & Website

Address: One College Place


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6035427744

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: rivervalley.edu

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