Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

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School Overview

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) is a relatively large community college located in both the Rowan and Cabarrus Counties of North Carolina. It belongs to the state-supported North Carolina Community College System along with 57 other colleges.

RCCC offers students the opportunty to earn an accredited associate degrees in more than 40 disciplines and areas of study, including health and public services, business, arts and sciences, information technology, biotechnology, and engineering technologies. RCCC also allows students to earn accredited diplomas and certificates. These programs are designed to help students develop basic employement skills, complete continuing education, and acquire career training. Students who plan on attending a four-year college or university upon completion of their associates degree can apply credits earned toward their bachelor’s degree.

RCCC offers more than 2,000 courses and has average annual enrollment of roughly 22,000 students. The college offers evening, day, and on-line courses for adults through the Internet.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 1595

1333 Jake Alexander Boulevard

Salisbury, NC 28145

(704) 216-3602

Fax: (704) 633-6804

Contact: Gail Cummins

Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Main Address

PO Box 1595

Salisbury, NC 28145

(704) 216-3602

Total undergrads: 5,876

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,876


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Interview required for allied health programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C


Early Childhood Education A

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Industrial Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Direction C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology C
Welding Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (704) 216-7222
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South, Salisbury, NC 28146
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,379
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,755 (43% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,632
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,776
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 67%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,651

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 94
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Construction Trades 42
Education 21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 42
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Precision Production 42
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 4728

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,632
Out-of-state $8,776
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 434 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 433 67% $5,651
Student loan aid 3 0% $6,781

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,601 57% $5,499
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,379
Undergraduate enrollment 6,379
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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