Riverside College of Health Careers in Newport News

Newport News, VA

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Riverside College of Health Careers offers 19-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 9.9% are women, and 90.1% are men. 76% of full-time Riverside College of Health Careers students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $52,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in 2 years.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


215 of Riverside College of Health Careers undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Riverside College of Health Careers number 101 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Virginia.

Students at Riverside College of Health Careers awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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

Prepaid tuition plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Riverside College of Health Careers.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Riverside College of Health Careers graduation rate is above the national average.

76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Riverside College of Health Careers 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 a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider 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 institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

1 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores

    Retention rate

    Full-time retention rate


    Part-time retention rate


    The Riverside College of Health Careers full-time retention rate is 100% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

    Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

    Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

    Student Body

    The student-to-faculty ratio at Riverside College of Health Careers is 7:1, that means that for every 7 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 Riverside College of Health Careers 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 Riverside College of Health Careers and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

    Academic Programs

    Number of degree programs offered

    Riverside College of Health Careers offers 19 programs in total: 10 are for Associate's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

    This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 174 universities in Virginia state. Riverside College of Health Careers is one of the few institutions in Virginia that offers an Associate's degree program.


    Number of degree programs offered via distance education

    There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Riverside College of Health Careers: 3 are for Associate's degree.

    Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


    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 Virginia state average data to help you compare.


    Riverside College of Health Careers provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

    In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 287 students with 8624 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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    Location & Website

    Address: 316 Main St.


    Religious affiliation: Not applicable

    Calendar system: Differs by program

    General Phone Number: +7572402200

    Institution is active in current year: 1

    Institution's internet website address: riversideonline.com/rshc

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