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Rockingham Community College

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Institutional Data & Facts

Quick Facts Notable Facts

RCC has one of the largest campus’ of any North Carolina Community College – 266 acres – including 3 miles of walking trails with 3 more miles to be marked later this year.

Rockingham County was the site of the first North Carolina Industrial Education Center, precursors to the state community college system.

The Rockingham Community College Foundation is the #1 community college foundation in North Carolina, based on scholarships and other financial assets available to each student.

RCC offers 129 endowed scholarships and 26 institutional scholarships.

The college has 2 athletic teams – men’s baseball and women’s volleyball – that compete in the National Junior College Athletics Association, Region 10.

Program & Faculty Facts

Student Demographics

The Institutional Research & Planning Office compiled the following demographic information about our student body.

Enrollment Data & Student Characteristics

2013 Fall Curriculum Students: 2,206
Full-time Students: 40.8%
Part-time Students: 59.2%
Female Students: 59.1%
Male Students: 40.9%
Minority Students: 27.3%
Average Student Age: 24.7

Graduation Rate (fall 2009 cohort): 17%
Graduation Rate (4-year average): 16%

2013 Fall Continuing Education Students: 3,188
Female Students: 43.4%
Male Students: 56.6%
Average Student Age: 39.2

2012-2013 Performance Measures for Student Success

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is published annually by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and serves as the System’s major accountability document. Beginning in 2012-13, the NCCCS adopted system-wide “baselines” and “goals” for each performance measure. Using three years of historical data for each performance measure, each baseline was set two standard deviations below the system average and each goal was set at one standard deviation above the system average. The performance summary below lists each performance measure, the system baseline and goal, and the results for Rockingham Community College.

A. Basic Skills Student Progress
Percentage of students who progress as defined by an educational functioning level.

NCCCS Baseline: 20.6%
NCCCS Goal: 51.2%
RCC: 56.0%

B. GED Diploma Passing Rate
Percentage of students taking at least one GED test during a program year who receives a GED diploma during the program year.

NCCCS Baseline: 49.3%
NCCCS Goal: 82.0%
RCC: 76.7%

C. Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
Percentage of previous developmental English and/or reading students who successfully complete a credit English course with a grade of “P”, “C” or better upon the first attempt.

NCCCS Baseline: 45.2%
NCCCS Goal: 74.9%
RCC: 56.4%

D. Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
Percentage of previous developmental math students who successfully complete a credit math course with a grade of “C” or better upon the first attempt.

NCCCS Baseline: 47.5%
NCCCS Goal: 75.4%
RCC: 70.6%

E. First Year Progression
Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students attempting at least twelve hours within their first academic year who successfully complete (“P”, “C” or better) at least twelve of those hours.

NCCCS Baseline: 53.2%
NCCCS Goal: 74.6%
RCC: 69.0%

F. Curriculum Student Completion
Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students who graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 hours after six years.

NCCCS Baseline: 28.6%
NCCCS Goal: 45.6%
RCC: 47.6%

G. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
Aggregate institutional passing rate of first time test-takers on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.

NCCCS Baseline: 71.0%
NCCCS Goal: 91.7%
RCC: 79.5%

H. College Transfer Performance
Among community college associate degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more credit hours who transfer to a four-year university or college, the percentage who earn a GPA of 2.00 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the transfer institution.

NCCCS Baseline: 71.2%
NCCCS Goal: 93.8%
RCC: 96.1%

Institutional Research & Planning Office Contact Information:

Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336.342.4261
TTY: 336.634.0132
FAX: 336.349.9986

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