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Campus and Facilities



Cost and Financial Aid

Students and Campus Life

Where is Randolph Community College?

Randolph Community College is situated near the geographic center of North Carolina, adjacent to the ancient mountains in the area known as the Uwharries. The College is located in an area rich with tradition. Arts and crafts are preserved both commercially and individually. Today people see the same mountains and streams and pass the same locations of homesteads, mills, churches, and schools that were known to the people of 1799.

The Asheboro Campus is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue in Asheboro. To reach the Asheboro Campus, take the McDowell Road exit off Highway 220 Bypass (Future I-72/I-74), just south of the interchange with Highways 64 and 49. The College is 26 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Interstate Highways 40 and 85, making it accessible from all parts of the state.

Randolph Community College’s Archdale Center is located at 110 Drive in Creekside Park off U.S. Highway 311, approximately 1.5 miles south of I-85.

The Emergency Services Training Center is located at 895 Training Center Drive, just outside of Asheboro. Take Highway 64 East from Asheboro. Turn left onto East Presnell Street and make an immediate right onto Henley Country Road. Go about 1.3 miles. At the stop sign, take a right onto Old Cedar Falls Road. Go another 1.3 miles and the ESTC will be on the left.

How many students are enrolled at RCC?

Enrollment for fall 2011 was 2,967 degree-seeking (credit or curriculum) students. RCC also serves between 8,000 and 9,000 continuing education students a year. These students come to RCC for short-term training in areas ranging from emergency services training to pottery to setting up a small business.

What are RCC’s campus and facilities like?

Randolph Community College has an attractive campus in Asheboro that includes classrooms and labs for all of its curriculum programs and many of the continuing education classes, a library, a Student Services Center with a student lounge and the Armadillo Café, a Campus Store, and the Foundation Conference Center. An open plaza with tables, umbrellas, and benches, and multiple green areas give students numerous chances to socialize and study outside.

The Archdale Center provides modern facilities for curriculum programs such as Associate in Arts, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Global Logistics, and Welding Technology, as well as a full range of Basic Skills and Continuing Education classes.

The Emergency Services Training Center is used for Continuing Education classes in fire and rescue, law enforcement, emergency services, and concealed carry handgun.

What majors are offered at RCC?

Students may choose from a wide variety of majors in Business & Commercial Arts; Health Sciences and Public Service; and Industrial, Engineering and Transportation leading to an associate in applied science degree, diploma or certificate.

RCC also offers Associate in Arts (College Transfer) and Associate in Science (College Transfer) programs for students seeking a four-year degree, with several pre-majors from which to choose.

What is the student-faculty ratio at RCC?

The student-to-faculty ratio at RCC in curriculum classes is 11-1, so instructors get to know students personally and are involved in helping them succeed.

Will courses at RCC transfer to other colleges and universities?

Students who complete the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science programs will be able to transfer to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina with junior status. (To be considered for junior status at any of the UNC institutions, community college transfer students must meet the same requirements set for native students at that university with respect to such things as grade point average and credit hours accumulated.) RCC students also regularly transfer to private colleges and universities like High Point University, Gardner-Webb University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, and Pfeiffer University.

RCC students who complete Associate in Applied Science degrees also transfer to four-year schools in areas such as art and design, photography, electronics and criminal justice.

What are RCC’s admission requirements?

Randolph Community College is an open door admission institution. This means that any person, whether a high school graduate or nongraduate, who is 18 years old or older and who is able to profit from further formal education will be served by the institution. Counseling and advising services are available to help students decide which programs best serve their needs and objectives in life, as indicated by their background, abilities and expressed interests.

The open door policy does not mean that there are no restrictions on admission to specific programs. It does mean that these restrictions are flexible enough to allow students reasonable opportunities to qualify for these programs. When students are able to meet the specific admission requirements for a given curriculum, they may then be enrolled in that curriculum and remain in the program as long as they make satisfactory progress and remain enrolled on a continuous basis as required by their curriculum.

How do I apply to RCC?

• Complete an RCC application online.

• Ask your high school and/or the colleges that you have attended to send your official transcripts to the RCC admissions office.

• If you took the SAT or ACT, send your test scores to RCC, or call the Welcome Center at (336) 633-0223 to discuss placement testing.

• Fill out forms for financial aid. The financial aid forms may be filled out online at or obtained from RCC’s Financial Aid office.

• Meet with your faculty advisor (during specified registration period).

• Register for classes (during specified registration period).

How much is tuition?


  • $69.00/Credit Hour for 1-15 hours
  • $1,104.00/Semester for 16 hours and up


  • $261.00/Credit Hour for 1-15 hours
  • $4,176.00/Semester for 16 hours and up

Activity Fee – $1.75 per credit hour ($28.00 maximum per semester). Activity fees for the summer session will be one half the normal charge, up to a maximum of $9.

Technology Fee – $1 per credit hour ($16.00 maximum per semester).

Lab Fees: Dependent on course(s).

What types of scholarships are available?

Various individuals and organizations contribute monies yearly for scholarships. The scholarships are normally used for supplies, living expenses, and books. Some of the scholarships are restricted according to program of enrollment, home area, etc. The first step in applying is to complete the RCC Foundation Scholarship application available online at

Where can I get information on financial aid?

Go to the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs in the Student Services Center on the Asheboro Campus, visit their website, or contact one of the following:

Chad Williams - Director of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs – Scholarships, Work-Study Jobs, Grants, Loans, VA Benefits, Child-Care Grant; 633-0183;

Joel B. Trogdon - Assistant Director of Financial Aid – 633-0048;

S. Brent Kidd - Financial Aid Associate – 633-0162;

Julie H. New - Financial Aid Specialist - 633-0364;

What is a typical RCC student like?

RCC students are commuter students; there is no residence hall. Most students live at home with their parents, a spouse and/or children, or other relatives. Out-of-town students typically find affordable rental housing through local real estate agents or the newspaper.

Students range in ages from high school (Career & Collge Promise or Randolph Early College High School students), typical college age students (18-22), those who come back to school at any age (23-65) after working, serving in the military, or raising a family.

What types of student organizations are available?

All curriculum students of the College are eligible to be represented through the student government. The Student Government Association formulates an annual budget from student activity fee proceeds, directs student elections and holds regular meetings to promote the interests of students.

RCC supports student participation in clubs and organizations. There are many active students organizations at RCC including Campus Crusaders, a club for students that want to fellowship with Christians through Bible study; Common Threads, a lunch table discussion group on prejudice and unity in diversity; Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization for individual students preparing for business occupations; Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the two-year college; the RCC Student Nurse Association; and Uwharrie Dreams, a club for students interested in creative writing. For a complete list of student activities, click here.