Academic Affairs upholds the College’s mission. We pursue our goals within a framework of shared values that serve as the touchstone for our decision-making, problem-solving, and resource allocation. These are:
- Learning – We support an active, learner-centered experience that embraces equity and inclusivity in the classroom and college community.
- Diversity – We recognize diversity and equity as integral to creating and sustaining an open and inclusive learning community to encourage understanding and appreciation of difference.
- Integrity – We believe respect and professionalism should be exercised toward all members of the community, with decisions supported by data and made in a transparent manner.
- Excellence – We encourage innovative and future-focused approaches to the educational journey of students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
Welcome to Río Hondo College!
We are excited that you have chosen Río Hondo as your institution for higher education.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a returning student, or a first-time college student, we are here for you. We are firmly committed as an antiracist institution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and believe in transformative education for our students to help you achieve your greatest success. We offer comprehensive programs of study in Health Sciences; Public Safety; Math, Sciences and Engineering; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communications; Kinesiology, Dance, and Athletics; Performing and Fine Arts; Business, and Career Technical Education. Rio Hondo currently offers 27 Associate Degrees for Transfer, which are designed to ensure transfer to a four-year institution. Additionally, we offer a variety of Career Education programs to prepare you to directly enter the workforce, such as Computer Information Technology, Graphic Arts and Design, Fire Science, and Automotive and Alternative Fuel Technology, to name a few.
In addition, Río Hondo offers students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as clubs, competitive sports, journalism, and artistic performance. We are proud of our highly competitive intercollegiate athletic sports for men and women, including soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling. The college Forensics team is nationally recognized and our Journalism students have represented the college in numerous successful competitions.
We look forward to providing you with the best education to ensure you move forward with your academic and career goals. The Río Hondo College faculty, staff, and administration are committed to supporting you every step of the way!
Don Miller, Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs