Richmond Community College: Narrative Description

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-6

PO Box 1189
Hamlet, NC 28345-1189
Tel: (910)582-7000
Admissions: (910)582-7113
Fax: (910)582-7102
Web Site: http://www.richmondcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 163-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,690. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 30:1. Full-time: 891 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 799 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 9% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 31% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1140 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6330 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $38 full-time, $12 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Human Services Club, Native American Club. Major annual events: Native American Pow Wow, Field Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security guard during evening hours. College housing not available. Richmond Community College Library with 26,381 books, 99 microform titles, 192 serials, 1,676 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $242,876. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 75 miles southeast of Charlotte, Hamlet is a town with a friendly atmosphere. Its primary businesses are manufacturing and textiles. Train and bus transportation is available. Community facilities include churches of various faiths, a library, shopping areas and good medical facilities. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, tennis, and fishing.