Randolph Community College

  • 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 2,771 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Randolph Community College is the only community colleges within Randolph County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Randolph Community College is Montgomery Community College (21.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Randolph Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Randolph 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 Faculty141 staff139 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 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Randolph Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,771 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,036 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,735 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
5%
21%
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% White
80%
62%
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% Two or more races
6%
1%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score0.350.56
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College Completion Rate
10%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,500$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,816 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,424 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,816$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,424$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.