Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd
Salisbury, NC 28146-1595
Tel: (704)216-7222
  • 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 the Associate in Applied Science Degree and an Arts and Sciences program leading to the Associate in Arts Degree. 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.
School Highlights
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College serves 6,420 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the only community colleges within Rowan County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (17.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 343 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 343 staff 122 staff
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,420 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,420 students 2,273 students
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 20:1
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,595 students 967 students
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,825 students 1,306 students
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2012)
% Asian
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Rowan-Cabarrus 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. 0.49 0.55
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $26,700 -
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,442 is less than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,586 is less than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,442 $3,902
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,586 $9,562
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 43% 79%
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 -
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,250 -
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our 102-acre North Campus is conveniently located in the North Carolina Piedmont. RCCC's 24-acre South Campus is conveniently located in Cabarrus County. 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. RCCC offers occupational education degree, diploma, and certificate programs in Business Technologies; Industrial and Engineering Technologies; and Health and Public Services Technologies. We also offer courses in the Arts and Sciences leading to the Associate in Arts degree for transfer to a four-year college or university. 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. Credit courses are offered during the day and during the evening hours. The purpose of offering credit courses both day and evening is to provide flexibility in scheduling and optimum availability of courses. Non-credit Occupational Extension and Community Service courses, which are available for occupational, personal, and community enrichment, are also offered both day and evening. At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 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. Business and Industry Services' staff provide customized support for the community through the Small Business Center, New and Expanding Industry Training and Focused Industrial Training.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,051 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.