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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Overview

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a public institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. Salisbury is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Known For?

2,502 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#118 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?

Location of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Contact details for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7222
Website: https://www.rccc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?

You can apply to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College online at: https://www.rccc.edu/admissions/

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?

26.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $2,479 a year. That adds up to $9,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 26.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,349 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,355 undergraduate students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, with 2,349 being full-time and 4,006 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,349 full-time undergraduates at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 401
Hispanic or Latino 317
White 1,382
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 154

Online Learning at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

1,856 Took All Classes Online
3,823 Took At Least One Class Online
14.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,823 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was 14.5%. This is the #1,096 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 63%
Business Administration & Management 39%
Business, Management & Marketing 43%
Computer & Information Sciences 76%
Computer Information Systems 76%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22%
Education 72%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 24%
Health Professions 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 72%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting #90
Health & Medical Administrative Services #126
Criminal Justice & Corrections #157
Liberal Arts General Studies #159
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #159
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #174
Business Administration & Management #334
Health Professions #364
Business, Management & Marketing #416

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 641 0 641
Computer Information Systems 309 29 32 370
Precision Metal Working 225 8 9 242
Health & Medical Administrative Services 142 40 43 225
Business Administration & Management 118 46 19 183
Teacher Education Grade Specific 81 27 26 134
Criminal Justice & Corrections 93 12 0 105
Cosmetology 46 5 48 99
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 77 12 6 95
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 60 9 4 73
Nursing 0 44 0 44
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 24 0 17 41
Accounting 20 9 6 35
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 26 5 4 35
Electronics Engineering Technology 12 6 6 24
Building Management & Inspection 13 7 3 23
Allied Health Professions 0 23 0 23
Fire Protection 13 8 0 21
Dental Support Services 0 0 19 19
Design & Applied Arts 11 8 0 19
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 18 0 18
Biotechnology 0 10 0 10
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 4 2 6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 0 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 5 0 0 5
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 2 4
Homeland Security 0 1 2 3
TOTAL 1,280 974 248 2,502

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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