Rockingham Community College

Hwy 65w County Home Rd
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
Tel: (336)342-4261
School Highlights
  • Rockingham Community College serves 1,597 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Rockingham Community College is the only community colleges within Rockingham County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Rockingham Community College is Danville Community College (23.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rockingham 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 Faculty122 staff139 staff
Rockingham Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Rockingham Community College has declined by 39% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Rockingham Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,597 students2,380 students
Rockingham Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:119:1
Rockingham Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students718 students1,019 students
Rockingham Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students879 students1,361 students
Rockingham Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rockingham Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rockingham Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2016)
% Asian
Rockingham Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Rockingham Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rockingham Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rockingham Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Rockingham Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Rockingham Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.56
Rockingham Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Rockingham Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$27,500
Rockingham Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,844 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,452 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,844$3,911
Rockingham Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,452$9,514
Rockingham Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
Rockingham Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In December 1963, State Board of Education grants charter for Rockingham Community College. Trustees hold first meeting, electing Welsford Bishopric of Eden as chairman. In January 1966 groundbreaking ceremony is held as work begins on first four buildings (Shop, Classroom, Laboratory, and Learning Resources Center). Classes begin in Shop, Laboratory, and Classroom buildings on October 1966 as workmen add finishing touches. Located on 274 acres of stately pines, Rockingham Community College features scenic nature trails, tennis courts, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Classes are held in twelve of 18 buildings; the newest addition completed in 2005 houses the college's Community and Workforce Education Division. By completing courses in the Arts and Sciences, students can earn Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Fine Arts degrees. These degrees are designed to prepare students to continue their education as juniors in their field of study. The College Transfer Program is offered as part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) which governs the transfer of credit between community colleges and most 4-year colleges and universities in North Carolina. The courses in the College Transfer Program include a 44 hour semester General Education Core and 20-21 additional semester hours. Rockingham Community College offers career programs. These programs offer practical, applications-oriented nstruction in well-equipped lab facilities. Our instructors bring many years of professional work experience to the classroom. Through their experience, you will learn how theory relates to practical application. Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

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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.