Robeson Community College

5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360-0000
Tel: (910)272-3700
  • 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 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Robeson Community College is the only community colleges within Robeson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Bladen Community College (15.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 163 teachers has declined by 13% 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
Robeson Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,988 has declined by 26% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,988 students2,380 students
Robeson Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:120:1
Robeson Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students967 students1,019 students
Robeson Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,021 students1,361 students
Robeson Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Robeson Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
48%
1%
Robeson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
6%
Robeson Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
20%
21%
Robeson Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
27%
63%
Robeson Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Robeson Community College More (2014-2016)
Robeson Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.660.55
Robeson Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
6%
16%
Robeson Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,600$27,500
Robeson Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,386 is less than the state average of $3,904. 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 $9,565. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,386$3,904
Robeson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,530$9,565
Robeson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%78%
Robeson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$10,500
Robeson Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,750$6,092
Robeson Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
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 $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.