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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a public institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. Salisbury is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

2,143 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,432 Avg In-State Tuition

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?


Contact details for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone: 704-216-7222

Can I Afford Rowan-Cabarrus Community College?

$2,432 In-State Tuition
1% Take Out Loans
18.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students paid $76 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $268 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,432 $8,576
Fees $194 $194
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $6,703 a year. That adds up to $26,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 18.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,143 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,109 undergraduate students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, with 2,143 being full-time and 4,966 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,143 full-time undergraduates at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 394
Hispanic or Latino 347
White 1,190
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 149

Online Learning at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

3,050 Took All Classes Online
5,075 Took At Least One Class Online
25.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,075 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was 25.8%. This is the #827 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 23%
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) #13
Allied Health Professions #85

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 93 7 8 108
Medical Office Management/Administration 39 34 14 87
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 11 68 79
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 64 3 6 73
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 53 0 0 53
Building/Property Maintenance 16 8 4 28
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 26 26
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 23 0 3 26
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 16 6 2 24
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 19 19
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 16 0 16
Radiologic Technology 0 14 0 14
Electrician 9 2 1 12
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 12 0 0 12
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 10 0 10
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 2 3 4 9
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 5 4 9
Industrial Technology 1 2 3 6
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 4 0 1 5
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 0 0 4
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 3 0 0 3
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 0 3 0 3
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Technology 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 339 124 164 627


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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