Regional College Access Center
Tucson, AZ | Submitted by David Rodriguez
The Regional College Access Center (RCAC) is a partnership between the Metropolitan Education Commission, City of Tucson, Pima County, Tohono O’Odham Nation, and public and private K-12 schools, colleges, universities and community programs throughout Pima County. Our mission is to facilitate access to and success in college for all Pima County students, with a special focus on students from low-income households or who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education programs. Specific goals include helping students to prepare for college, pay for college, graduate from college, and develop workforce skills. In service of this mission, members of the RCAC work together to address the barriers related to higher education and workforce development. The RCAC serves as a coordinating and referral agency providing information on college and career preparation, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.