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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 213 endowed scholarships and 57institutional 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.

 RCC Celebrated it's 50th Anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year!


Program & Faculty Facts


Student Demographics


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

  • 2017 Fall Curriculum Students: 1,954
    Full-time Students: 34.1%
    Part-time Students: 65.9%
    Female Students: 60.4%
    Male Students: 39.5%
    Minority Students: 29.9%
    Average Student Age: 23.1

  • Graduation Rate (fall 2013 cohort): 21%
    Graduation Rate (4-year average): 17%


2018 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.

System Excellence Level 68.3 % 55.9 % 32.5 % 75.0 % 51.9 % 90.9 % 87.6 %
System Baseline 34.5 % 23.8 % 10.1 % 54.1 % 35.9 % 69.9 % 65.1 %
Average College Percentage 59.1 % 50. 9 % 29.0 % 70.5 % 43.7 % 82.0 % 82.5 %
Rockingham Community College 76.2% 53.1 % 29.1 % 66.5 % 40.9 % 79.2 % 85.4 %
  • 1. Basic Skills Student Progress
    Percentage of Basic Skills students who achieve an Educational Functioning Level gain during the program year (July 1 – June 30).

    NCCCS Baseline: 34.5%
    NCCCS Goal: 68.3%
    RCC: 76.2%

  • 2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
    Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.

    NCCCS Baseline: 23.8%
    NCCCS Goal: 55.9%
    RCC: 53.1%

  • 3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
    Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Math course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.

    NCCCS Baseline: 10.1%
    NCCCS Goal: 32.5% 
    RCC: 29.1%

  • 4. First-Year Progression
    Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students attempting at least 12 credit hours who successfully complete at least 12 hours within their first academic year (fall, spring, summer).

    NCCCS Baseline: 54.1%
    NCCCS Goal: 75.0%
    RCC: 66.5%

  • 5. Curriculum Completion
    Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students who, within six years of first term of enrollment, have either graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled with at least 36 non-developmental credit hours.

    NCCCS Baseline: 35.9%
    NCCCS Goal: 51.9% 
    RCC: 40.9%

  • 6. 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:  69.9%
    NCCCS Goal: 90.9%
    RCC: 79.2%

  • 7. College Transfer Performance
    The percentage of students who exited NCCCS after having completed an Associate Degree and/or least 30 cumulative hours of articulated transfer credits and subsequently transferred to a four-year college or university and earned a GPA of 2.25 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the institution.

    NCCCS Baseline: 65.1%
    NCCCS Goal: 87.6%
    RCC: 85.4%

Technology & Institutional Effectiveness Office Contact Information:
Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336.342.4261
TTY: 336.634.0132
FAX: 336.349.9986