Rockingham Community College

Rockingham Community College

Rockingham Community College, also known as RCC, was established in 1963, and is a public community college situated in Wentworth, North Carolina. The institution is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. The college offers associate's degrees in the fields of arts, science, and applied science. Various courses are also offered through distance learning programs. Technical degree programs are also provided by RCC. The college is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The Humanities/ Social Sciences Division
  • The Math/ Science Division

RCC's athletics department sponsors various men's and women's sports teams. The teams are nicknamed as Eagles. They participate in sports including baseball, basketball, softball, golf, and volleyball. The Eagles compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

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Rockingham Community College
Hwy 65w County Home Rd
Wentworth , NC 27375-0038
General Phone: (336) 342-4261

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Rockingham Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts46liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and police
Medical Support and Technology39respiratory care tech, surgical tech, clinical and medical lab science
Mechanics and Repair24HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech
Education and Teaching22early childhood education
Business and Management21business management, accounting technology, human resources
Medical Administration18medical office management
Production Trades18machine shop assistant, tool and die tech, woodworking
Beauty and Cosmetology15cosmetology
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, engineering technician
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture
Office and Administration7executive secretary
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, computer and media applications, computer networking

Number of programs and degrees for Rockingham Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year7717
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8010
Associate's degree16618

Rockingham Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rockingham Community College had a total enrollment of 2,013 students (1,751 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 20%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 29%
20-21 15%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina99%

Rockingham Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 19 %
Part-Time 24 %

Rockingham Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Wentworth, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rockingham Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,576
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,697
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Rockingham Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295800)

Rockingham Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year29$47,76135$45,284
All faculty totalacademic year29$47,76135$45,284

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rockingham Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Woodworking, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
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