Robeson Community College

  • Robeson Community College is a comprehensive, open-door two-year public institution of higher learning with a mission to enhance the lifelong educational opportunities for adults appropriate to their needs, interests, and abilities. The College achieves its mission through a commitment to quality programs and services that permit students to pursue their educational goals in a student-centered environment. Additionally, the College seeks to strengthen the diverse social, economic, and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Robeson County and surrounding region.
School Highlights
  • Robeson Community College serves 1,988 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Robeson Community College is the only community colleges within Robeson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Robeson Community College is Bladen Community College (15.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 163 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Robeson 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 Faculty163 staff139 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Robeson Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Robeson Community College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,988 students2,380 students
Student:Teacher Ratio12:119:1
# Full-Time Students967 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students1,021 students1,361 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
48%
1%
% Hispanic
3%
6%
% Black
20%
21%
% White
27%
62%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Diversity Score0.660.56
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
6%
16%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,600$27,500

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,386 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,530 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,386$3,911
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,530$9,514
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$10,500$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$8,750$6,000
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The community college movement expanded into Robeson County with establishment of an extension unit of a nearby technical institute in 1965. The unit was established at the Barker Ten-Mile Elementary School seven miles north of Lumberton. Twenty full-time curriculum students enrolled the first year. When the College became independent of Fayetteville Technical Institute three years later, it was named Robeson Technical Institute, and a local Board of Trustees comprised of eight members was appointed. Two more name changes have taken place since that time to its present name of Robeson Community College. However, the College remains committed to serving all sectors of the county with vocational, technical, college transfer, and continuing education programs. Three building phases beginning in 1972 and finishing in 1988 made the RCC campus a 187,547 square-foot facility which now houses over $2 million in equipment and 21 curriculum programs, along with a variety of continuing education programs. RCC is located in Lumberton, North Carolina. RCC is a member of North Carolina's nationally recognized community college system, serving more than 3,000 credit and 19,000 non-credit students on an annual basis. Robeson Community College is a tax-assisted, two-year public institution. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Most programs offered by the College have been approved for the enrollment of eligible veterans. RCC is also accredited by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts and Redken Laboratories in New York, New York.

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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.