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 1,898 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 230 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Robeson Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty230 staff256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Robeson Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Robeson Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,898 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:110:1
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# Full-Time Students774 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students1,124 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
46%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
11%
12%
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% Black
18%
21%
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% White
20%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.700.64
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College Completion Rate
22%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,600$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,386 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,530 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,386$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,530$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$10,019$5,821
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Robeson Community College is Bladen Community College (12.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,226 students | 12.50 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin, NC 28332
    (910) 879-5500
    12.501,226
  • 1,524 students | 27.00 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 642-7141
    27.001,524
  • 10,932 students | 27.30 Mi2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    (910) 678-8400
    27.3010,932
  • 2,586 students | 42.90 Mi1042 W Hamlet Ave
    Hamlet, NC 28345
    (910) 410-1700
    42.902,586
  • 4,039 students | 44.00 Mi3395 Airport Rd
    Pinehurst, NC 28374
    (910) 692-6185
    44.004,039
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.