Start Here, Go Anywhere!
At Richmond Community College, we stand behind the belief that you can start here and go anywhere. The articulation agreements we have signed with universities and colleges throughout North Carolina guarantees that the classes you take at RichmondCC in our transfer programs will be accepted by these four-year institutions. 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. Also, four-year colleges and universities are willing to accept our graduates because unlike incoming college freshmen, our graduates are accustomed to the rigors and demands of college. Visit our Career and Transfer Center to help define your educational and career goals, so we can help put you on the right path to success.
RichmondCC is an accredited institution, which means we offer valid degrees, diplomas and certificates that will be recognized by employers, recruiters and other institutions of higher education. Our faculty are credentialed, dedicated individuals who care about the success of their students. At RichmondCC, the average class size is 17, which means your instructors know you by name and will give you the personalized attention to achieve your goals.
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!
Financial Assistance Available
81% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance either through federal financial aid or scholarships in Fall 2016. We offer more than 100 annual scholarships provided by gifts of donors and benefactors to the RCC Foundation.
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
At RichmondCC, we are always developing new courses and programs in response to the communities we serve. 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! These college classes are offered for free to juniors and seniors in public and private schools. Plus, students who successfully complete two dual enrollment courses while in high school and graduate with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher position themselves for two years free tuition at RichmondCC through the RichmondCC Guarantee.