Richmond Community College

  • 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.

School Highlights

Richmond Community College serves 2,586 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Richmond Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 256 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Richmond Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty256 staff256 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Richmond Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Richmond Community College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,586 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:110:1
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# Full-Time Students989 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students1,597 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
24%
21%
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% White
39%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
17%
4%
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Diversity Score0.750.64
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College Completion Rate
23%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,200$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,382 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 $8,526 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,382$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,526$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Richmond Community College is Northeastern Technical College (19.1 miles away).
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    (843) 921-6900
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  • 3,136 students | 25.50 Mi680 Highway 74 West
    Polkton, NC 28135
    (704) 272-5300
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    Pinehurst, NC 28374
    (910) 692-6185
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  • 918 students | 33.30 Mi1011 Page St
    Troy, NC 27371
    (910) 898-9600
    33.30918
  • 2,687 students | 42.20 Mi141 College Drive
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    (704) 982-0121
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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.