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.
- The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Richmond Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||115 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,531 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,170 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,361 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$25,200||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Richmond Community College is Northeastern Technical College (18.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,090 students | 18.90 Mi1201 Chesterfield Hwy.
Cheraw,  SC  29520
- 4,016 students | 27.90 Mi3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst,  NC  28374
- 2,658 students | 28.70 Mi680 Highway 74 West
Polkton,  NC  28135
- 863 students | 33.40 Mi1011 Page St
Troy,  NC  27371
- 2,745 students | 42.20 Mi141 College Drive
Albemarle,  NC  28001
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.