Name: Roanoke-Chowan Community College
President: Michael Elam
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1967
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total : 986
Part Time: 55.9%
Full Time: 44.1%
African American: 64.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Native American: 0.8%
Quote from the President
“Northeast Carolina is an area with high economic and educational needs. Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) is positioned well to meet those emerging needs and to change the lives of those who live in and around our service area. We are deeply committed to student success and community development.”
- The college’s associate degree in nursing was established in 1974 and has made a significant impact on the community’s access to premier health care. The most recent graduating class boasts 100% employment.
- R-CCC's welding program is in high-demand, offering training seven days a week. Many graduates work at the surrounding shipyards and on vessels such as the USS Ronald Reagan.
- Roanoke-Chowan Community College is an economic development leader in its rural community, providing customized training for industry in the area as well as making connections between employers and job seekers. R-CCC’s annual job fair is attended by more than 900 students and over 40 local businesses.
- The college invests in the economic growth and global competitiveness of the community through industry-specific education, training, and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.