Richmond Community College

1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345-1189
Tel: (910)410-1700
2,531 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Richmond Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities and community services, to offer workforce training and retraining, and to support economic development.
School Highlights
Richmond Community College serves 2,531 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Richmond Community College is the only community colleges within Richmond County, NC.
The nearest community college is Northeastern Technical College (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 115 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Richmond Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 115 staff 122 staff
Richmond Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,531 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,531 students 2,069 students
Richmond Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,170 students 967 students
Richmond Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,361 students 1,306 students
Richmond Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Richmond Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
1%
Richmond Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
Richmond Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
37%
21%
Richmond Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
48%
63%
Richmond Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Richmond Community College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
Richmond Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.62 0.55
Richmond Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,272 is less than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,416 is less than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,272 $2,281
Richmond Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,416 $8,425
Richmond Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1963, the General Assembly of North Carolina established a system of community colleges and technical institutes which was to be governed by the State Board of Education and a local board of trustees for each institution. In April 1964, the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, upon recommendation of the Commission of Public Education beyond the High School Level, established Richmond Technical Institute. Seven months later, the voters of Richmond County authorized a bond issue and a tax levy for construction and support of Richmond Technical Institute. In October 1980, the name was changed to Richmond Technical College. In July 1987, the name was again changed to Richmond Community College when the North Carolina General Assembly approved Richmond Community College's application for community college status. Our curriculum programs focus on high technology with a strong college transfer core. Our Occupational Extension efforts provide new and expanding industry training, in-plant training and public service training. Our Literacy efforts reach a high percentage of non-school completers. Richmond Community College offers two associate degree programs designed to allow a seamless transition to four-year institutions. The Associate in Arts program is designed for students who desire a bachelor's degree and/or pre-professional training in areas other than the fine arts and natural/biological/mathematical sciences. Students who plan to major in such disciplines as liberal arts and liberal arts education, sociology, psychology, humanities, music, art, business, economics, history and political science should consult a counselor about enrolling in the A.A. program. The Associate in Science program is designed for students who desire a bachelor's degree and/or pre-professional training in natural, biological or mathematical disciplines. The college offers Degrees & Certificates in Arts & Science, Business Administration, College Transfer, Engineering, Health Science and Public Service. Richmond Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. RCC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.