• Randolph Community College is a public, comprehensive community college. As a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System, Randolph Community College’s mission is to provide comprehensive education, training, and services to adults consistent with the identified needs of students and the community.

School Highlights

Randolph Community College serves 2,903 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,903 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,816
  • Out-state tuition: $6,424
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Randolph Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 404 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Randolph Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
404 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Randolph Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Randolph Community College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,903 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
773 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,130 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Randolph Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
12%
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% Black
4%
21%
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% White
59%
55%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
19%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.59
0.64
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College Completion Rate
42%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,500
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,816 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,424 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,816
$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,424
$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Randolph Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Randolph Community College began operation in 1962 as a joint city-county industrial education center under the direction of the Trades and Industrial Division, Department of Vocational Education. The North Carolina legislature in 1963 established a separate system of community colleges and the College became part of that system. Over the years, the College has operated under four names: 1962-1965, Randolph Industrial Education Center (RIEC); 1965-1979, Randolph Technical Institute (RTI); 1979-1988, Randolph Technical College (RTC); 1988-present, Randolph Community College (RCC). The Asheboro Campus includes nine major buildings. The original building, constructed in 1962 is now known as the Administration/Education Center. In addition to a centralized administrative service, this building contains many classrooms, labs and shops, as well as a 30,000-square-foot photography studio and Joblink. The J. W. "Willie" Plummer Vocational/Technical Center containing approximately 30,000 square feet, provides an automotive body shop, a building trades shop, electrical/electronics labs and houses the Hosiery Technology Center. A Student Services Center of 18,000 square feet houses a student lounge, Food Service, and office facilities for Student Services. A new 3,700-square-foot Campus Store sits adjacent to the Student Services Center connected by a covered walkway. The R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center is a 27,000-square-foot facility which includes, among other things, the College library. Randolph Community College will become a college of first choice for people seeking opportunities through postsecondary education. Both credit and noncredit classes are offered at Randolph Community College, which is situated near the geographic center of North Carolina, adjacent to the ancient mountains in the area known as the Uwharries. RCC currently offers over 28 different credit programs. Noncredit programs include a state-approved Adult High School Diploma program, a General Educational Development program, a variety of preparatory level programs and other continuing education courses. The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges. Randolph Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Randolph Community College is authorized by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to award the Associate in Applied Science degree and the Associate in Arts degree.

School Calendar

View the Randolph Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last Day to Withdraw (1st 8-Week Minimester) September 26, 2022 (Monday)
  • Fall Break October 17, 2022 (Monday)
  • Last Day to Withdraw (16-Week Classes) November 09, 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Thanksgiving Break November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Last Day to Withdraw (2nd 8-Week Minimester) November 28, 2022 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,903 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,816
  • Out-state tuition: $6,424
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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