Richard Bland College of William & Mary

11301 Johnson Rd, Petersburg, Petersburg, Virginia, USA | Public University | Established 1960

About us

Named after Virginian statesman Richard Bland, RBC was established in 1960 by the Virginia General Assembly as a branch of the College of William & Mary and was once under the umbrella of "the Colleges of William & Mary". Though self-functioning, Richard Bland College is governed by William & Mary's Board of Visitors.

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential, two-year College that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Richard Bland students rate our professors among the best in the region, yet tuition and fees are among the lowest.

As an extension of William & Mary, Richard Bland College prepares students for university transfer through academically rigorous programs grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The unique teaching and learning environment at Richard Bland College allows high potential international students to focus their studies and benefit from RBC’s small class sizes, one-on-one personalized academic advising and dedicated support to ensure a successful and smooth transfer process.

The College boasts NJCAA intercollegiate athletics, signature programs, and a small and diverse student population of approximately 1,500 on a picturesque 750-acre campus located just outside historic Petersburg, Virginia, two hours south of Washington, D.C.

Why Richard Bland College?

  • Campus life: Richard Bland College of William & Mary is the only two-year residential college in Virginia. The residence halls were built in 2008 and offer apartment-style living with state-of-the-art amenities.

  • Facilities: A high quality, affordable college education should be within the reach of every student. Our goal is 100% student success, and that begins with offering the first two years of your undergraduate education at a reasonable cost that can be paid without going into debt. Richard Bland College, Virginia’s only public, residential two year college, is also one of the Commonwealth’s most affordable.

  • Enhanced learning environment: Richard Bland College offers many challenging courses and programs that will provide you with a solid foundation in the liberal arts as you begin or continue your pursuit of higher education. By attending Richard Bland College and completing the Associate Degree, you will have completed the first two years toward the Baccalaureate Degree. We have guaranteed transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the Commonwealth that will enhance your educational opportunities.


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
Associate of Science 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - Math/Computer Science 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - Life Science 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - Clinical Lab Sciences 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - Behavioral Sciences 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - Business Administration 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Science - General 2 Year USD 19,710
Associate of Arts 2 Year USD 19,710

Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Associate's Degree
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 69
  • Min IELTS overall: 5.5
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 95
  • Min PTE overall: 50

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