Rockingham Community College

Hwy 65w County Home Rd
Wentworth, NC 27375
Tel: (336)342-4261
2,206 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Rockingham Community College serves 2,206 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Rockingham Community College is the only community colleges within Rockingham County, NC.
The nearest community college is Danville Community College (23.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Rockingham 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 128 staff
59 staff
Rockingham Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,206 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,206 students
1,282 students
Rockingham Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
22:1
Rockingham Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
900 students
810 students
Rockingham Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,306 students
1,017 students
Rockingham Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rockingham Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Rockingham Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
19%
12%
Rockingham Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
74%
57%
Rockingham Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Rockingham Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Rockingham Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Rockingham 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. 0.44 0.53
Rockingham Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,832 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,428 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,832 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,428 $10,294
Rockingham Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
89%
Rockingham Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In December 1963, State Board of Education grants charter for Rockingham Community College. Trustees hold first meeting, electing Welsford Bishopric of Eden as chairman. In January 1966 groundbreaking ceremony is held as work begins on first four buildings (Shop, Classroom, Laboratory, and Learning Resources Center). Classes begin in Shop, Laboratory, and Classroom buildings on October 1966 as workmen add finishing touches. Located on 274 acres of stately pines, Rockingham Community College features scenic nature trails, tennis courts, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Classes are held in twelve of 18 buildings; the newest addition completed in 2005 houses the college's Community and Workforce Education Division. By completing courses in the Arts and Sciences, students can earn Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Fine Arts degrees. These degrees are designed to prepare students to continue their education as juniors in their field of study. The College Transfer Program is offered as part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which governs the transfer of credit between community colleges and most 4-year colleges and universities in North Carolina. The courses in the College Transfer Program include a 44 hour semester General Education Core and 20-21 additional semester hours. Rockingham Community College offers career programs. These programs offer practical, applications-oriented nstruction in well-equipped lab facilities. Our instructors bring many years of professional work experience to the classroom. Through their experience, you will learn how theory relates to practical application. Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

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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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.