• As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, the mission of Roanoke-Chowan Community College is to provide relevant and affordable programs of study to prepare students for transfer and/or entry into the workforce, leading them to contribute to the vitality of an increasingly global community.

School Highlights

Roanoke-Chowan Community College serves 525 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 525 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,432
  • Out-state tuition: $8,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 115 teachers has grown by 79% over five years.
Roanoke-Chowan 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
115 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Roanoke-Chowan Community College has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The Roanoke-Chowan Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
525 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
83 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
442 students
1,449 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Roanoke-Chowan Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
453 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
83 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
442 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
1%
10%
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% Black
61%
18%
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% White
29%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23%
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)
$25,300
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,432 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,576 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,432
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,576
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
67%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,175
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$2,052
$6,000
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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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Computer Information Technology Club, Male Mentoring, Nursing Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Skills USA, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Women of Standards
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • In 1967 an abandoned prison compound located near the Village of Union was purchased. Under the leadership of the State Rep. Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr., and with the support of Sen. J. J. "Monk" Harrington and Rep. Emmett Burden, funds to establish a two-year, vocational and technical training institution in Hertford County were provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. Originally called Roanoke-Chowan Technical Institute, the institution's name changed to Roanoke-Chowan Technical College in 1981 and to Roanoke-Chowan Community College in 1987. The 41-acre RCCC campus boasts five modern classroom buildings. Also, a seven-acre Arboretum/Environmental Science Outdoor Laboratory is part of the campus. It has been designated as a Project WILD Education Site by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. The site is open to the public for self-guided tours and is used as part of curricular and continuing education classroom instruction. More than 20 curricular programs now are offered in which students can earn associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, associate in applied science degrees, and associate in general education degrees, as well as diplomas and certificates. The College also has taken greater strides to provide transfer opportunities for students to pursue higher-level degrees. Through the North Carolina Community College System, a formal transfer agreement has been established with the 16-member University of North Carolina System, as well as with a variety of private colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Roanoke-Chowan Community College cost?

Roanoke-Chowan Community College's tuition is approximately $2,432 for In-State students and $8,576 for Out-State students.

What is Roanoke-Chowan Community College's ranking?

Roanoke-Chowan Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 525 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,432
  • Out-state tuition: $8,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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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