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Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary
Established 1960
Type Public junior college
President Dr. James B. McNeer
Provost Dr. Vernon R. Lindquist
Faculty 33
Students 1,634
Location Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Campus Rural
Colors      Green
     White
Website http://www.rbc.edu
RBC's tree logo which appears on much of its public content

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary (commonly Richard Bland College or simply, RBC) is a public junior college with about 1,400 students located near Petersburg, Virginia. Named after Virginia statesman Richard Bland, RBC was established in 1960 by the Virginia General Assembly as a branch of the College of William and Mary, and was once considered part of the "Colleges of William and Mary" umbrella. While self-functioning, RBC is governed by William and Mary's Board of Visitors. Richard Bland College is currently the Commonwealth of Virginia's only public junior college (as the University of Virginia's College at Wise became a four-year college in the early 1970s). At Richard Bland, students have access to a library with over 67,000 books, 53,000 e-books, 2,000 videos and 2,200 DVDs (largely due to an anonymous donor) and the Virtual Library of Virginia.

Richard Bland was established in order to provide the first two years of college education, which would be followed by a transfer to William & Mary, or to another of the state's four-year colleges. To this end, RBC has formal credit transfer agreements with over a dozen Virginia colleges, including William & Mary, VCU, and Virginia Tech.

As of the 2008–09 school year, the college has two residential dormitories. They are apartment style complete with full kitchens and laundry facilities. As part of this transition, a great effort is being made to create a more substantial student community. A campus police station has been formed, and many clubs and student organizations are strongly encouraging student participation. For example, the club soccer team is hoping to become an official intercollegiate competitor in the future.

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