Regional College Access Center

About the Regional College Access Center

The RCAC is an information and referral agency for all Tucson and Pima County residents who are interested in pursuing a higher education. We help students, parents, adults, and educators interested in getting more information about local and national college and career preparation activities and internet resources.

Visit us

We are open Monday through Friday, 8AM - 4:00PM.

1080 S. 10th Avenue, Tucson, AZ. 85701.

(Located in the Santa Rosa Recreation Center)

Phone: (520) 670-0055


Make an appointment to see us for info on advising support, college preparation, scholarships or financial support. Or just come in for a general meeting and we'll help you! Schedule an appointment by clicking on the link below!

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Our services

We are an information and referral service for local and national opportunities related to:

Regional College Access Center

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. The RCAC 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:

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.

The Metropolitan Education Commission

The Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC), established in 1989, is composed of 34 citizen commissioners who advise, make recommendations, and serve as advocates in all areas as they affect the educational welfare of Tucson and Pima County. The MEC's goals are:

Student Testimonials

"I am happy to know that I will be able to afford to go to school. I know where to look for scholarship opportunities and have an idea of how to go about reaching my goal to attend a university." - Student from Vail Unified School District

"I gained an immense amount of access to scholarships and overall felt more able to afford and attend college and possibly a dream college." - Student from Tucson Unified School District

"I now know what to do to get where I want to be." - Student from Tucson Unified School District

"They are awesome! They made college possible for me." - Student from Tucson Unified School District who is now attending a four-year university

"David Rodriguez is a very helpful and amazing person. He always makes time to try and help the students and informs us thoroughly. If we cannot come into the office he willingly helps over the phone and also e-mail." - Student from Tucson Unified School District who is now attending a four-year university

"David Rodriguez was very friendly and very helpful to the questions we had. He was available to meet with us at the time that worked best for us and he would always give great feedback and suggest things we should consider. He really helped me transition into college, I truly appreciate his help!" - Student from a private school in Tucson who is now attending a four-year university

"Everyone was very helpful!" - Student from Sunnyside Unified School District who is now attending a four-year university