Richmond Community College

Tel: (910)410-1700
2,587 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 2,587 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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 111 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
College Richmond 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 111 staff
61 staff
Richmond Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,587 has grown by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,587 students 1,315 students
Richmond Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Richmond Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,212 students
815 students
Richmond Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,375 students
1,061 students
Richmond Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Richmond Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Richmond Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Richmond Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Richmond Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Richmond Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Richmond Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Richmond Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Richmond Community College Unknown (2007-2013)
Richmond 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. 0.66 0.70
Richmond Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,366 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,510 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,366 $5,590
Richmond Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,510 $10,086
Richmond Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Richmond Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $2,422 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.