SALISBURY, N.C. — Registration for fall classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is now underway.  The College has made significant changes to registration and course schedules to better accommodate students. Many online courses are being offered, making it more convenient for students to enroll and take courses from any location

Anyone interested in taking classes this fall should begin the application and registration process now.

“Make sure you can secure your preferred class schedule by registering early,” said Dr. Michael Quillen, vice president of Academic Programs. “Rowan-Cabarrus has small classes with student-focused faculty at an affordable price tag. The College also has multiple convenient campus locations and many online classes.

The College is an affordable option with credits costing only $76 per credit hour – meaning that the cost of the tuition for one semester is a little over $1,000. Enrolling at Rowan-Cabarrus has never been easier; students may apply online at www.rccc.edu/apply2017.

For many, it is increasingly difficult to figure out how to afford the cost of a college degree. Today, the rising costs of a college education present barriers to even middle-class families

“Did you know that many of our students receive a high-quality education at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and then transfer on to a state university in North Carolina as a junior? The cost savings in tuition, fees, textbooks, and room and board is significant,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of the College.

Approximately half of all Rowan-Cabarrus students intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. Top state institutions, like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina – Charlotte, are accepting many Rowan-Cabarrus transfer students each year.

While the transfer process was once arduous, students can now transfer from Rowan-Cabarrus virtually seamlessly, thanks to a newly revised state-wide transfer agreement that streamlines and clarifies the process.

Long gone are the days where the only path to a four-year degree was to go directly to a university. In fact, nearly half of all students graduating with a four-year degree now have some experience within a two-year institution. High-quality and affordably priced classes are persuading more students to begin their quest for a bachelor’s degree at a community college.

“We have small classes. Our 18:1 faculty-student ratio means that our instructors, educated with a minimum of a master’s degree, can give each student the individual attention they deserve,” said Quillen.

Further, Rowan-Cabarrus faculty are focused on their students and teaching classes – and they do it quite well.

“I really believe the College can help most people in our community,” said Latosha Tulloch, 2016-2017 Student Government Association president. “I encourage you to check out the small classes, flexible schedules and affordable tuition, as they are only part of what makes Rowan-Cabarrus great. The culture here really pushes you to succeed by helping you meet your personal, academic and career goals.”

For new students, financial aid assistance through the federal government takes time to process, so prospective students should act as soon as possible if they’re planning to utilize this assistance.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu/apply2017 or call 704-216-RCCC (7222). The College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2017 term. Registration is now underway for fall classes beginning on August 14, 2017.