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Coordinates: 34°01′13.3392″N 118°02′14.859″W / 34.020372°N 118.03746083°W / 34.020372; -118.03746083

Rio Hondo College
Rio Hondo College logo.jpg
Type Public Community College
President Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr.
Undergraduates 20,000
Location Whittier, CA, USA
Nickname Roadrunners
Mascot Roadrunner
Website Rio Hondo College
The Rio Hondo College library

Rio Hondo College is a community college located in unincorporated Whittier, California, United States, named after the Rio Hondo. It was founded in 1960 and mainly serves the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, and South El Monte. The college is accredited by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Aside from its academic programs, the college is also home to Rio Hondo Fire Academy and Rio Hondo Police Academy. The college is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation.

Rio Hondo offers on-campus, online, and off-campus courses to all of its students. The campus has free Wi-Fi that is available to all computers, which began in November 2007. Many online courses are given through Blackboard.

All full-time students (students enrolled in 12 or more units in a semester) are eligible for a free bus pass for transportation with the Norwalk Transit, Metro, Foothill Transit, Sunshine Shuttle and Montebello Bus Lines. Negotiations between the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees created this program as early as 2006, which was suggested by Dr. Andy Howard.[1] The program was named the Rio Hondo College Bus Pass Subsidy Program, and has since been dubbed "GO RIO" and officially began during the 2006–2007 school year.[2]

The official student newspaper of the college is titled El Paisano.[3]


National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

Rio Hondo Community College is a NAFTC's Training Center.

Notable people

Evan Longoria- third baseman, Tampa Bay Rays

William John Cox, public interest attorney, author and political activist.


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