Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, NC 28146
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) is located in Salisbury, North Carolina and is part of the state-supported North Carolina Community College System. RCCC was established back in 1963 and it now serves more than 22,000 students. The school offers associate’s degrees in more than 40 different fields of study and there are also various accredited diploma and certificate program options for students to take advantage of. This school has even proven to be a popular choice for those who are looking to transfer credits over to larger four-year universities. It is also known for its convenience as it offers day classes, evening classes, and online courses.

The RCCC nursing program offers several different potential paths for students. There are programs such as the nurse's aide program that can lead directly into lucrative employment opportunities. Students will also be able to pursue the practical nursing program and the associate’s degree nursing program. Nursing students will develop their skills over time and will gain all of the necessary experience to function well as nursing professionals. There is also an RN-to-BSN program offered in affiliation with UNC Greensboro. Both the associate’s degree program and the practical nursing program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students5,819
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 44
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 10
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1991 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1991 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,818
Other Federal Grant -- $333
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $995
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $975
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 1% $5,961


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,441
$30,001 to $48,000$5,348
$48,001 to $75,000$5,369
$75,001 to $110,000$6,474
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South
Salisbury, NC 28146

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