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 2,531 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Richmond Community College is the only community colleges within Richmond County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Richmond Community College is Northeastern Technical College (18.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Richmond Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty115 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Richmond Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Richmond Community College diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,531 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,170 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,361 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
1%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
37%
21%
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% White
48%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
Diversity Score0.620.56
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College Completion Rate
9%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,200$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,382 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,526 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,382$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,526$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.