Randolph Community College

629 Industrial Pk Ave
Asheboro, NC 27205
Tel: (336)633-0200
2,683 students
Public institution
Randolph Community College is a public, comprehensive community college. As a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System, Randolph Community College’s mission is to provide comprehensive education, training, and services to adults consistent with the identified needs of students and the community.
School Highlights:
Randolph Community College serves 2,683 students (48.83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Randolph Community College is the only community colleges within Randolph County, NC.
The nearest community college is Montgomery Community College (21.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 151 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College Randolph 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 151 staff
61 staff
Randolph Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,683 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,683 students 1,296 students
Randolph Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Randolph Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,310 students
810 students
Randolph Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,373 students
1,036 students
Randolph Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Randolph Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Randolph Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
Randolph Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Randolph Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Randolph Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Randolph Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Randolph Community College More (2012-2013)
Randolph 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. 0.35 0.53
Randolph Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,790 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,398 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,790 $5,694
Randolph Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,398 $10,252
Randolph Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Randolph Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Randolph Community College began operation in 1962 as a joint city-county industrial education center under the direction of the Trades and Industrial Division, Department of Vocational Education. The North Carolina legislature in 1963 established a separate system of community colleges and the College became part of that system. Over the years, the College has operated under four names: 1962-1965, Randolph Industrial Education Center (RIEC); 1965-1979, Randolph Technical Institute (RTI); 1979-1988, Randolph Technical College (RTC); 1988-present, Randolph Community College (RCC). The Asheboro Campus includes nine major buildings. The original building, constructed in 1962 is now known as the Administration/Education Center. In addition to a centralized administrative service, this building contains many classrooms, labs and shops, as well as a 30,000-square-foot photography studio and Joblink. The J. W. "Willie" Plummer Vocational/Technical Center containing approximately 30,000 square feet, provides an automotive body shop, a building trades shop, electrical/electronics labs and houses the Hosiery Technology Center. A Student Services Center of 18,000 square feet houses a student lounge, Food Service, and office facilities for Student Services. A new 3,700-square-foot Campus Store sits adjacent to the Student Services Center connected by a covered walkway. The R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center is a 27,000-square-foot facility which includes, among other things, the College library. Randolph Community College will become a college of first choice for people seeking opportunities through postsecondary education. Both credit and noncredit classes are offered at Randolph Community College, which is situated near the geographic center of North Carolina, adjacent to the ancient mountains in the area known as the Uwharries. RCC currently offers over 28 different credit programs. Noncredit programs include a state-approved Adult High School Diploma program, a General Educational Development program, a variety of preparatory level programs and other continuing education courses. The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. Randolph Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Randolph Community College is authorized by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to award the Associate in Applied Science degree and the Associate in Arts degree.

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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 67%. 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 . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.