1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South
Salisbury, NC 28146
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is an open-door, comprehensive learning-centered institution of higher education serving the citizens of Rowan and Cabarrus counties. The college, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, offers affordable occupational and education programs leading to Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Fine Arts Degree, Associate in General Education Degree, and Associate in Applied Science Degrees. Diplomas and certificates are awarded for other occupational, adult and continuing education programs. The primary focus of the college`s offerings is on workforce development by meeting the educational needs of the individual and meeting the changing training requirements of business and industrial firms as well as other employers in the service area. Reflecting its commitment to student learning outcomes, the college strives to inspire its students to increase their knowledge, develop occupational and technical proficiencies, respond to lifelong learning opportunities, and increase their awareness as responsible citizens in a democratic society.

School Highlights

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College serves 7,109 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,109 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,860
  • Out-state tuition: $9,748
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 582 teachers has grown by 69% over five years.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
582 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,109 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,143 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,966 students
1,449 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
441 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,143 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,966 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
10%
10%
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% Black
16%
18%
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% White
63%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.27%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,700
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,860 is more than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has grown by 46% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,748 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,860
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,748
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,751
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
AHR Chillers, Art Club, Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College, Cosmetology Club, Criminal Justice Association, Dental Assisting Club, Global Distinction Program, Living in Faith Today, Minority Student Leadership Academy, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Beta Lambda - Business Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, PRISM, Radiography Club, Rotaract Club, Rowan County Early College Club, Rowan-Cabarrus Education Club, Sigma Alpha Pi, SkillsUSA - Automotive, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Student Library Council, Student Nurses Association, Veterans Club, Welding Club, Women Obtaining Wisdom
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the ninth largest in enrollment among the 58 North Carolina community colleges with five campuses across two counties to service our student. Modern classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, shops, and learning resources are available at all campus locations. A highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff stand ready to help you succeed as they encourage you to learn in stimulating and innovative ways. In addition, there are programs in adult education and continuing education such as literacy and adult high school and specialized training programs for business and industry. Corportate & Continuing Education programs support the philosophy that learning is a lifelong activity. This division offers classes and short courses for professional development and community service courses of general interest at convenient times and locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rowan-Cabarrus Community College cost?

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's tuition is approximately $3,860 for In-State students and $9,748 for Out-State students.

What is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's ranking?

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,109 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,860
  • Out-state tuition: $9,748
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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