About the college
Rio Hondo College is one of the top community colleges in the state for underrepresented minorities who transfer to University of California campuses. Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Rio Hondo College was named among the top 25 community colleges for Hispanic students nationwide. The College enrolls approximately 18,000 students each semester, offering 24 associate degrees for transfer that guarantee admission to California State Universities, a four-year bachelor’s degree in automotive technology, 50 associate degrees, and 60 certificates. The College is also noted for its Pathway to Law School Program, state-of-the-art career training programs, and for its student-centered services for Veterans, Dreamers, single parents, foster youth, and more. Rio Hondo College campuses include the main campus, conveniently located in Whittier near the intersection of the Pomona (60) and San Gabriel River (605) freeways, and off-site centers including South Whittier Educational Center, El Monte Educational Center, Rio Hondo Educational Center at Pico Rivera, and the Santa Fe Springs Fire Academy.