Rio Hondo College

Public, Four-years School Located in Whittier, CA

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How much is the RHC tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, RHC's tuition & fees is $1,388 for California residents and $9,884 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,182 for California residents and $33,678 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

RHC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,388
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,884
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,782
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,417
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,127

How Much Does it Cost to Go to RHC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $53,628 at RHC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $53,620. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $35,693.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$11,127$11,125$7,405
Sophomore (2024-25)$12,526$12,524$8,337
Junior (2025-26)$14,101$14,099$9,385
Senior (2026-27)$15,874$15,872$10,566
4 Years Total$53,628$53,620$35,693
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$12,526$12,524$8,337
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,101$14,099$9,385
Junior (2026-27)$15,874$15,872$10,566
Senior (2027-28)$17,870$17,868$11,894
4 Years Total$60,371$60,363$40,182
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,101$14,099$9,385
Sophomore (2026-27)$15,874$15,872$10,566
Junior (2027-28)$17,870$17,868$11,894
Senior (2028-29)$20,117$20,115$13,390
4 Years Total$67,962$67,954$45,236
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$15,874$15,872$10,566
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,870$17,868$11,894
Junior (2028-29)$20,117$20,115$13,390
Senior (2029-30)$22,646$22,644$15,074
4 Years Total$76,507$76,499$50,925
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,870$17,868$11,894
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,117$20,115$13,390
Junior (2029-30)$22,646$22,644$15,074
Senior (2030-31)$25,494$25,492$16,970
4 Years Total$86,127$86,119$57,329

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, RHC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
In-StateOut-of-State
Rio Hondo College$1,388$9,884
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between RHC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$7,724
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$9,560
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,146$7,986
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,461$9,531
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$11,510
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$8,448
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,276$7,308
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$8,788
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,144$7,440
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At Rio Hondo College, 7,140 students (46%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,304.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at RHC is $30,374 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 886 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,037 and the average amount of student loans is $7,424.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$25,182$33,678
Tuition & Fees$1,388$9,884
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,794$23,794
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,878$30,374
Average Financial Aid$3,304$3,304
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,14046%$3,304
Pell Grants3,58523%$3,732
Federal Student Loan510%$6,680
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid88680%-
Grants or Scholarships88680%$5,037
Federal Grants58153%$5,039
Pell Grants58153%$4,902
Other Federal Grants16515%$484
State/Local Grants88080%$1,743
Institutional Grants1-$1,200
Student Loan Aid4-$7,424
Federal Student Loans4-$7,424
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level578578$6,975
0-30,000289289$7,942
30,001-48,000164164$7,134
48,001-75,000100100$4,697
75,001-110,0002424$3,880
110,001 or more11$3,796

Student Population

Rio Hondo College has a total of 16,139 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 8,531 male students and 7,062 female students attending RHC. The school offers online degree programs and 2,698 students enrolled online exclusively (16.72% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate15,593 8,5317,062

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA
Phone562-692-0921
WEBwww.riohondo.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered137 Programs
Online Program Offered32 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,139
Graduation Rate25%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate29 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties198 (Full-time), 372 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs462 (Full-time), 422 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$98,936
Average Staff Salary$79,490