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Adult Learners

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Technology Center
Room 8120
800-RCC-SOON (800-722-7666)
F: 845-574-4433

Are you over 25 years old and thinking about starting or returning to college?

Thousands of adults choose RCC, named the #1 Community College in New York for Adult Students, to begin or continue their education, thanks to our welcoming and supportive learning environment. You will find specialized services to help you succeed and reach your educational, personal and career goals.

Services to help you succeed#1 in New York State for adult learners


Achieve your goals


“The faculty and staff at RCC gave me the incentive and encouragement to succeed. They helped me juggle school with my responsibilities at work and home.”

Joyce Ewings, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Brooklyn, NY


Non-credit classes are available through Strategic Initiatives, ranging from one-day workshops to multi-session courses in job training, continuing professional education and personal enrichment. For more information, call 845-574-4518.

Paying for college

  • Outstanding economic value: Tuition - $213/credit or $2,555/semester (2020-21, NYS residents)
  • Payment plans available to work with your budget and timetable
  • Financial Aid counselors help you apply for grants and loans
  • More than $100,000 in scholarships awarded each year through the RCC Foundation


RCC facts for adult learners

  • One in every four students is over age 25
  • 40% of students enroll part-time
  • Online, weekend, day and evening courses available
  • Most RCC students transfer to four-year colleges and universities

Upcoming Open Houses and Info Sessions