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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

How Do I Get Into Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?

You can apply to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College online at:

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.


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


*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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