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.
School Highlights
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College serves 1,007 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College is the only community colleges within Hertford County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Roanoke-Chowan Community College is Paul D Camp Community College (24.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty64 staff139 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Roanoke-Chowan Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Roanoke-Chowan Community College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,007 students2,380 students
Student:Teacher Ratio16:119:1
# Full-Time Students352 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students655 students1,361 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
Roanoke-Chowan Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Roanoke-Chowan Community College White (2007-2016)
Diversity Score0.480.56
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,300$27,500
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,405 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,549 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,405$3,911
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,549$9,514
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%78%
Roanoke-Chowan Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,175$9,535
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2014)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,052$6,000
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.