Local College, Big Impact
At Richmond Community College, you will find programs that lead to high-paying, high-skill, high-demand and high-satisfaction careers. We are committed to our students' success, which is why we help every student develop a career plan in his or her first semester of college. With an average class size of 17, our instructors know you by name and will give you the personalized attention you need to achieve your goals.
Start Here. Go Anywhere!
We have defined new transfer pathways to all 16 schools in the University of North Carolina system as well as 20 other public or private universities in North Carolina. Depending on the academic program you pursue, the credits you earn at RichmondCC can get you ahead by nearly two years in a baccalaureate degree program. Visit our Career and Transfer Center to learn more!
We offer affordable tuition with very few fees. In fact, there is no fee to apply! If your plan is to complete a bachelor's degree, you can easily start your college education at RichmondCC and save thousands of dollars on your first two years of college thanks to the many transfer pathways we offer. Compare our tuition rates with other colleges and universities and see how much you can save! 81% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance either through federal financial aid or scholarships in Fall 2016.
RichmondCC offers day, evening and online classes to meet the scheduling needs of our students. Since 2010, RichmondCC has increased delivery of online instruction 78 percent, with these courses making up almost one third of our total hours taught. We also now offer several degree programs completely online, including our Associate in Arts university transfer degree. Other online degree programs include:
- Business Administration
- Law Enforcement, Courts & Corrections
- Accounting Specialist
- Nonprofit Manager
Through our Workforce & Economic Development division, we offer customized classes that provide new skills training and advancement that can help you define a new career, get back into the workforce or pursue a new hobby.
Complete High School
If you did not finish high school, we have adult education programs that will get you back on track. We can help you learn to read, improve your math skills, finish an adult high school diploma, earn a high school equivalency diploma, improve English skills, develop computer skills and prepare for college.
College Begins in High School
We believe in starting college early! Through our dual enrollment Career and College Promise program, we offer an option for high school age students to begin earning college credit while still in high school — at no cost! Plus, high school students who take advantage of our dual enrollment program position themselves for two years free tuition at RichmondCC through the RichmondCC Guarantee.