Nash Community College

522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Tel: (252)443-4011
3,365 students
Public institution
Our mission as a comprehensive community college is to provide you with the highest quality learning opportunities. Nash Community College now offers 68 degree, diploma, or certificate options, as well as a wide variety of professional development continuing education courses.
School Highlights
Nash Community College serves 3,365 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Nash Community College is the only community colleges within Nash County, NC.
The nearest community college is Wilson Community College (17.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Nash Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 188 staff
61 staff
Nash Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,365 has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,365 students 1,315 students
Nash Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Nash Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,553 students
815 students
Nash Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,812 students
1,061 students
Nash Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Nash Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Nash Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Nash Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Nash Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Nash Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Nash Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Nash Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Nash Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Nash Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.70
Nash Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,408 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,552 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,408 $5,590
Nash Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,552 $10,086
Nash Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Nash Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Nash Community College, a unit of the North Carolina Community College System, was founded in 1967 and is a public two-year post secondary educational institution with an open door admission policy. Its mission is to provide adults in the Nash County service area with quality and convenient learning opportunities consistent with identified student and community needs. Over 11,000 citizens participated in programs at Nash Community College during the 2003-2004 school year. The College is located on 86 acres midway between Nashville and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. While the primary service area is Nash County, the convenient location attracts students from the surrounding counties of Franklin, Wake, Wilson, and Halifax. Five modern buildings including the 48,000 square foot Business and Industry Center and a four-star rated Child Development Center comprise the campus physical plant. A new two-story 46,000 square foot Science and Technology Center is under construction that will encompass specialized classrooms and state-of-the-art labs to support instruction in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, and networking technology. The projected completion of the Science and Technology Center is fall 2005. Vocational, occupational, business, and industry related programs are offered which prepare students for jobs and provide a skilled workforce for the area. Additionally, the College offers Adult Basic Education, GED, and adult high school to meet the diverse needs of the citizenry in Nash County and surrounding area. Nash Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in General Education, and the Associate in Applied Science Degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,793 students | 17.20 Mi902 Herring Ave
    Wilson, NC 27893
  • 2,785 students | 19.50 Mi2009 W Wilson St
    Tarboro, NC 27886
  • Louisburg College
    Private not-for-profit
    678 students | 23.90 Mi501 N. Main St.
    Louisburg, NC 27549
  • 1,354 students | 34.90 Mi100 College Drive
    Weldon, NC 27890
  • 400 students | 36.80 Mi3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Pitt Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.