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River Valley Community College is a small, rural community college which celebrated its 50th year anniversary in 2018. Originally named New Hampshire Vocational Institute at Claremont, it opened in 1968 with 129 students, and became an immediate source of the pride for the Claremont, New Hampshire area. The first graduating class was composed of twenty-six nurses, twelve medical assistants, and nine medical laboratory students, beginning a tradition of excellence in the allied health field that continues today.

RVCC is located on the western border of the state of New Hampshire. The College’s service area extends from Keene, NH in the southwestern portion of the state, up to Hanover, NH to the north, spanning approximately eighty-five miles. It also extends westerly into the state of Vermont approximately fifty miles and easterly to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, another 50 miles. In addition, students travel from around the state to attend some of our unique Allied Health and Health Science programs, as there are no other institutions that offer these programs in the state. RVCC is a proud institution that works diligently to provide quality education at affordable prices to get students into lifelong fulfilling careers.