Rockingham Community College

School Highlights

Rockingham Community College serves 1,685 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rockingham Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty122 staff144 staff
This chart display total faculty of Rockingham Community College and community college average number of faculty in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Rockingham Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Rockingham Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,685 students2,123 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Rockingham Community College and community college average number of enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Rockingham Community College and community college average student staff ratio of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students524 students761 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Rockingham Community College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students1,161 students1,362 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Rockingham Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Rockingham Community College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NC.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
-
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
16%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
67%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of White community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Rockingham Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Rockingham Community College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.520.63
This chart display the diversity score of Rockingham Community College and the community college average diversity score of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
25%
25%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Rockingham Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Rockingham Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,844 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,452 is less than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,844$2,528
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Rockingham Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,452$8,242
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Rockingham Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%77%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Rockingham Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Rockingham Community College is Danville Community College (23.6 miles away).
Recent Articles
A bond measure that would have provided funds for community college expansion and renovation went down in San Mateo County, and we’ll look at how community college officials will handle the loss.
Once merely an afterthought in education, early education may finally be getting the critical attention it deserves. Learn more about how community colleges are playing a role in discovering the value of comprehensive training in early education.
July 30, 2021
Going to college is a major commitment and a big decision – one that thousands of students postponed during the pandemic. Now that things are slowly returning to normal, what does the world of academia look like and what challenges are educators currently facing?
Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $25,071 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.