Richmond Community College

1042 W Hamlet Ave, Hamlet
NC, 28345-1189
Tel: (910)410-1700
2,525 students
Public institution

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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 2,525 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Richmond Community College is the only community colleges within Richmond County, NC.
The nearest community college is Northeastern Technical College (18.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Richmond Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,525 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,525 students
1,287 students
Richmond Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,278 students
832 students
Richmond Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,247 students
1,021 students
Richmond Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Richmond Community College sch enrollment Richmond Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
8%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Richmond Community College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Richmond Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
41%
12%
Richmond Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
48%
66%
Richmond Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Richmond Community College sch ethnicity Richmond Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.59 0.45
Richmond Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,272 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,416 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,272 $5,845
Richmond Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,416 $10,047
Richmond Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $2,156 per year for in-state students and $7,913 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,435 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 72%. 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 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.