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 Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College - Reading, PA

10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706

General information:(610)372-4721
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,175( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,690 $3,870 $4,110 -6%
Out-of-state $8,370 $8,910 $9,630 -7%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,800 $10,800 $10,800 0%
Other $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,290 $5,670 $5,910 0%
Off Campus $21,090 $21,470 $21,710 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,290 $10,670 $10,910 0%
On Campus $9,970 $10,710 $11,430 -9%
Off Campus $25,770 $26,510 $27,230 -4%
Off Campus with Family $14,970 $15,710 $16,430 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,460
In-state fees $1,440
Out-of-state tuition $8,190
Out-of-state fees $1,440
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 356 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 356 84% $1,181,543 $3,319
Federal grants 234 55% $1,043,720 $4,460
Pell grants 234 55% $1,006,260 $4,300
Other federal grants 85 20% $37,460 $441
State/local government grant or scholarships 132 31% $81,286 $616
Institutional grants or scholarships 26 6% $56,537 $2,175
Student loan aid 352 83% $1,048,995 $2,980
Federal student loans 352 83% $1,048,995 $2,980
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,402 63% $11,809,084 $3,471
Pell grants 2,866 53% $10,407,360 $3,631
Federal student loans 3,488 64% $14,762,574 $4,232


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $12,098 $10,988 $10,172
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,022 $9,757 $8,880
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,256 $10,030 $9,715
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,976 $12,803 $12,513
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,355 $14,279 $13,403
$110,001 and more Not applicable $14,270 $13,442

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,175
Undergraduate enrollment 5,175
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 347
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1979 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1979 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1979 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

04/01/1996 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1986 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations002
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 200
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16%
Number in default139
Number in repayment868

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01038800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-5-
Accounting and Business/Management12--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General3--
Banking and Financial Support Services-0-
Business Administration and Management, General450-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary4--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0-
Small Business Administration/Management0--
Category total685-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other7--
Category total7--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1--
Computer and Information Sciences, General7--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design60-
Category total150-
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General11--
Category total11--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching12--
Educational/Instructional Technology0--
Elementary Education and Teaching5--
Secondary Education and Teaching3--
Teacher Assistant/Aide3--
Category total23--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology10--
Category total10--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-00
Child Care and Support Services Management20-
Category total200
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician8--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other00-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-30-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary12--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--1
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse38--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist80-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling3--
Category total69301
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science36--
Category total36--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary10-
Pre-Law Studies3--
Category total40-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies33--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies52--
Category total85--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/51-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology0--
Category total51-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant-0-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager1--
Category total10-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences6--
Category total6--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant-0-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist2--
Category total20-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General19--
Category total19--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General9--
Social Work16--
Category total25--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other01-
Category total01-
Social Sciences Colleges
Category total5--
Grand total393371