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RCC named to, Niche top lists and Niche have included Randolph Community College in their lists of the Best Community Colleges in North Carolina in 2023.’s research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition costs, the number of credits required to graduate, and the online coursework delivery format. RCC was awarded Widest Program Selection on the final list. implemented a methodology that ranks each institution on a scale from zero to 100 across six categories. The scoring system compares each school in terms of tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, reputation, and the student resources provided for online students. RCC earned an Intelligent Score of 97.65. For more on’s methodology, visit

RCC was ninth on the list of top 25 schools for Niche, whose rankings are based on analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

“I have recently enrolled at Randolph Community College,” a first-year student commented. “The [faculty are] so welcoming and helpful. I had so many questions and they were patient and answered every one.”

For more on Niche’s methodology, visit Craven, Southwestern, and Wayne were the top three.

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income, with graduates earning 84 percent more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as master's, doctoral, or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.6 percent for those with a doctorate.

To access the complete rankings, visit For the full Niche list, visit, and for the full review of RCC, visit
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