- The mission of Richmond Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities and community services, to offer workforce training and retraining, and to support economic development.
Richmond Community College serves 2,226 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 2,226 students
- In-state tuition: $2,382
- Out-state tuition: $8,526
- Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
- Minority enrollment: 55%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Richmond Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
The teacher population of 256 teachers has grown by 122% over five years.
Richmond Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Richmond Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Richmond Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $2,382 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,526 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- In 1963, the General Assembly of North Carolina established a system of community colleges and technical institutes which was to be governed by the State Board of Education and a local board of trustees for each institution. In April 1964, the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, upon recommendation of the Commission of Public Education beyond the High School Level, established Richmond Technical Institute. Seven months later, the voters of Richmond County authorized a bond issue and a tax levy for construction and support of Richmond Technical Institute. In October 1980, the name was changed to Richmond Technical College. In July 1987, the name was again changed to Richmond Community College when the North Carolina General Assembly approved Richmond Community College's application for community college status. Our curriculum programs focus on high technology with a strong college transfer core. Our Occupational Extension efforts provide new and expanding industry training, in-plant training and public service training. Our Literacy efforts reach a high percentage of non-school completers. Richmond Community College offers two associate degree programs designed to allow a seamless transition to four-year institutions. The Associate in Arts program is designed for students who desire a bachelor's degree and/or pre-professional training in areas other than the fine arts and natural/biological/mathematical sciences. Students who plan to major in such disciplines as liberal arts and liberal arts education, sociology, psychology, humanities, music, art, business, economics, history and political science should consult a counselor about enrolling in the A.A. program. The Associate in Science program is designed for students who desire a bachelor's degree and/or pre-professional training in natural, biological or mathematical disciplines. The college offers Degrees & Certificates in Arts & Science, Business Administration, College Transfer, Engineering, Health Science and Public Service. Richmond Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. RCC is a member of the North Carolina Community College System.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Richmond Community College cost?
Richmond Community College's tuition is approximately $2,382 for In-State students and $8,526 for Out-State students.
What is Richmond Community College's ranking?
Richmond Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.
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