Nash Community College

522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0000
Tel: (252)443-4011
  • Our mission as a comprehensive community college is to provide you with the highest quality learning opportunities. Nash Community College now offers 68 degree, diploma, or certificate options, as well as a wide variety of professional development continuing education courses.
School Highlights
  • Nash Community College serves 3,537 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Nash Community College is the only community colleges within Nash County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Wilson Community College (17.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 189 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Nash Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty189 staff139 staff
Nash Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,537 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,537 students2,380 students
Nash Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
Nash Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,561 students1,019 students
Nash Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,976 students1,361 students
Nash Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Nash Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Nash Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Nash Community College Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Nash Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Nash Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Nash Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Nash Community College More (2012-2016)
Nash 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.0.490.55
Nash Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Nash Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,700$27,500
Nash Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,664 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,642 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,664$3,904
Nash Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,642$9,565
Nash Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%78%
Nash Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,447$10,500
Nash Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,847$6,092
Nash Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Nash Community College, a unit of the North Carolina Community College System, was founded in 1967 and is a public two-year post secondary educational institution with an open door admission policy. Its mission is to provide adults in the Nash County service area with quality and convenient learning opportunities consistent with identified student and community needs. Over 11,000 citizens participated in programs at Nash Community College during the 2003-2004 school year. The College is located on 86 acres midway between Nashville and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. While the primary service area is Nash County, the convenient location attracts students from the surrounding counties of Franklin, Wake, Wilson, and Halifax. Five modern buildings including the 48,000 square foot Business and Industry Center and a four-star rated Child Development Center comprise the campus physical plant. A new two-story 46,000 square foot Science and Technology Center is under construction that will encompass specialized classrooms and state-of-the-art labs to support instruction in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, and networking technology. The projected completion of the Science and Technology Center is fall 2005. Vocational, occupational, business, and industry related programs are offered which prepare students for jobs and provide a skilled workforce for the area. Additionally, the College offers Adult Basic Education, GED, and adult high school to meet the diverse needs of the citizenry in Nash County and surrounding area. Nash Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in General Education, and the Associate in Applied Science Degrees.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. 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 Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.