Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,824
25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,919
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.38%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,754
26% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.7%
209 Graduates

About

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (371 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (95 degrees), and Registered Nursing (74 degrees).

In 2022, 1,803 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,123 degrees), 4.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is $1,824, which is $−6,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,919.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Rowan-Cabarrus Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,824
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was $1,824. The cost of tuition at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is $−6,288 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,919
2022 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,919. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,500
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was of $8,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

65% of undergraduate students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 22.6% with respect to 2021, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.38%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was 2.38%, which represents 3 out of the 126 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College had a total enrollment of 6,754 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 1,759 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,995. This means that 26% of students enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.1% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Asian, 2.99% Two or More Races, 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,754 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 1,759 and the part-time enrollment is 4,995. This means that 26% of students enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Rowan-Cabarrus Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,522 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,288 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,029 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 52.1% White, 19.1% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Asian, 2.99% Two or More Races, 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 335 students (4.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 319 more women than men received degrees from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is white (1,123 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (371 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (95 degrees) and Registered Nursing (74 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (158 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (268 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Software developers (539,651 people), Other managers (169,031 people), Police officers (138,836 people), Computer occupations, all other (120,418 people), and Computer & information systems managers (109,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (158 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (268 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (466 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Precision Production (158 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (268 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (466 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Computer Systems Design (577,528 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,268 people), Elementary & secondary schools (221,971 people), Construction (147,436 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (136,602 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Precision Production (158 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (268 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (93 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (466 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 371 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 371 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

742
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,061
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 742 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, which is 0.699 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,061).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Information Technology, which is 2.12 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 120 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.39% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,123 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    271 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    228 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is white (1,123 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (271 degrees).

3.49% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    612 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    511 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is white female (612 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (511 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $253k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−25.8%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College had a total salary expenditure of 64.6M. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College employs 168 No academic ranks. Most academics at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are Female No academic rank (111), and Male No academic rank (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Management, with 62 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Endowment

$253k
2022 Endowment
0.000395%
growth from 2021

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has an endowment valued at about $253k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College grew 0.000395% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.96M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.2M
2022 Salaries
15%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College paid a median of $30.2M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($64.6M) and a 15% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.79M
Instructional Salaries
168
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College paid a total of $9.79M to 168 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
168 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was No academic rank with 168 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees, Management with 62 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was Female No academic rank with 111 employees, and Male No academic rank with 57 employees.

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