Registration remains open until January 6, 2016; Classes begin January 11, 2016
SALISBURY, N.C. — While everyone is busy celebrating the holiday season, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is in the throes of spring registration.
With spring classes beginning on January 11, now is the time for new students to get started. Rowan-Cabarrus encourages prospective students to begin the application process today.
The College is an affordable option with credits costing only $76 per credit hour – meaning that a semester’s worth of tuition would cost a little over $1,000. Enrolling at Rowan-Cabarrus has never been easier; students may apply online at www.rccc.edu/apply2016.
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.
“So, let us help you with your decision: Did you know that many of our students receive a high- quality education at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and then transfer on to any state university in North Carolina as a junior? The cost savings in tuition, fees, textbooks, and room and board is significant,” said Spalding.
Approximately half of all Rowan-Cabarrus students intend to transfer on 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 of 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 in the 2013-14 school year had 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 17:1 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 Dr. Michael Quillen, vice president of the College’s academic programs.
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 Tereysha Robles, 2015-2016 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 complete details, please stop by the College’s one stop center, the Navigation Station, with two convenient locations – the North Campus in Salisbury and the South Campus in Concord.
For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu/apply2016 or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).