Roanoke-Chowan Community College
- As a member of the North Carolina Community College System,the mission of Roanoke-Chowan Community College is to be a community-focused, learning-centered institution dedicated to improving the quality of life for its citizens.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Roanoke-Chowan Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||64 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,007 students||2,380 students|
|# Full-Time Students||352 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||655 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$25,300||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Roanoke-Chowan Community College is Paul D Camp Community College (24.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,259 students | 24.50 Mi100 N College Dr
Franklin,  VA  23851
- 1,293 students | 33.70 Mi100 College Drive
Weldon,  NC  27890
- 477 students | 34.40 Mi1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
Williamston,  NC  27892
- 2,552 students | 43.50 Mi2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro,  NC  27886
- 2,408 students | 44.50 Mi1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City,  NC  27906
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