Rockingham Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
Tel: (336)342-4261
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 257-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,141. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 1,037 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,104 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 1 other country, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 23% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CGP required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6752 full-time. Mandatory fees: $37 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Cultural Diversity Club, Paralegal Club. Major annual events: Rockingham County Folk Festival, Cultural Diversity Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Gerald B. James Library with 43,044 books, 31,100 microform titles, 374 serials, 3,990 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located near Reidsville and Eden in Rockingham County.

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