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RCC to host four online diversity events in May

The Diversity Programming Board at Rogue Community College is hosting four online events this month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and Zoom meeting links, visit

RCC Board declares April 2021 'Community College Month'

The Rogue Community College Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a resolution declaring April 2021 as Community College Month.

Community College Month is an appropriate time to acknowledge Oregon's 17 community colleges and the important contributions they make to the richness and accessibility of higher education in the United States. The strength and success of the State of Oregon, the vitality of its communities, and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon community colleges.

RCC distributes $1.2 million in federal relief grants

Rogue Community College will distribute $1.2 million in federal relief funds to eligible students enrolled in spring term classes. This second round of stimulus funding is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to support students with exceptional need due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

RCC to increase tuition 3.5% for 2021-22

The Rogue Community College Board of Education on March 16 approved a tuition increase of $4 per credit for Oregon students for the 2021-22 school year. The 3.5 percent increase for in-state tuition is slightly less than last year's 3.57 percent increase as well as the 10-year average increase of 4.5 percent.

Most RCC students will not see an increase in fees next year. The college services fee remains at $17 per credit and the technical fee will stay at $7 per credit.

Nominations sought for RCC alumni award

The Rogue Community College Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. Established in 2008, the award recognizes alumni who have contributed to their community, profession, or the college.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies at least one of the following criteria:

Virtual event to spotlight health care training, career opportunities

Rogue Community College health care programs are hosting "Fast Track to Health Care Careers," a virtual event where students and members of the public can learn from local employers about job opportunities in the health care field and training programs at RCC. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. March 18 on Zoom.

SBDC welcomes new director

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College announces Ruth Swain as new director of the RCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Swain, who recently served as interim director of the Mt. Hood Community College SBDC, brings nearly 30 years of success in managing and leading initiatives for business and community development. She succeeds Ron Goss who recently retired after more than a decade with the RCC SBDC

RCC to distribute $1.68 million in emergency assistance to students

Rogue Community College will issue $425,000 in emergency assistance to students next week to promote student resilience during an extended period of remote learning, and to the students who are persisting in their education to complete their degree or credential. The emergency assistance is being funded through the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER) fund and the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).  

SOU sociologists to speak on 'Gender Inclusive Parenting'

How can parents support their children in developing their own gender expression and in challenging gender stereotypes? The Rogue Community College Diversity Programming Board is hosting a presentation on "Gender Inclusive Parenting."

Southern Oregon University sociology professors Carey Jean Sojka and Kylan de Vries will discuss research on gender-inclusive parenting as well as their personal journey in raising their child.

Register for online GED and English language classes

The Adult Basic Skills program at Rogue Community College helps adult learners become more employable or prepare for college by brushing up on basic skills such as reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking and job skills. The ABS program offers online courses to help students prepare for the GED test or improve their English skills. RCC is online and ready to help you succeed!


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