1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 2,226 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)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 256 teachers has grown by 122% over five years.
Richmond Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
256 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

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.
Total Enrollment
2,226 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
789 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,437 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
205 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
789 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,437 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
11%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
10%
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% Black
24%
18%
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% White
45%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.72
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
40%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,200
$27,500
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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
$2,382
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,526
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

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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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)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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