- 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.
- Enrollment: 2,548 students
- In-state tuition: $1,816
- Out-state tuition: $6,424
- Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
- Minority enrollment: 40%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
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- 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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View the Randolph Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
- Event Date
- Last Day to Withdraw from a 1st 8-week Class Without Grade Penalty September 26, 2023 (Tuesday)
- Fall Break October 16, 2023 (Monday)
- Last Day to Withdraw from a 16-week Course without Grade Penalty November 09, 2023 (Thursday)
- Thanksgiving Break November 22, 2023 (Wednesday)
- Last Day to Withdraw from a 2nd 8-week Class without Grade Penalty November 28, 2023 (Tuesday)