Nash Community College


Nash Community College is a two-year college located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.


Information Summary

Ranks 103rd in North Carolina and 2738th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 54.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $4,032
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 9 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 54% / 34%
Enrollment Total (all students) 3,055


The main departments at NCC are: Business Technologies, Computer Information Technologies, Engineering and Manufacturing Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Sciences, and Public and Human Services.

The Department of Computer Information Technologies is particularly popular at NCC. This department offers certificates and degrees in traditional disciplines such as medical office administration and computer information technology, as well as contemporary ones such as web technologies, simulation and game development, and visual studio programming.

Library Resources

The library boasts a collection of over 42,000 volumes and more than 40 informational and research databases available through the North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NC-LIVE). The Instructional Computer Lab at the library provides students with access to computer terminals and a wide variety of software used in college courses. There is a lab assistant on hand to help with questions and difficulties as they arise.

Distance Education

In order to make educational opportunities as accessible as possible, NCC runs a large Distance Education Program. Distance Education classes use Blackboard, an online “meeting place” where students discuss topics with their classmates and teacher, submit assignments, and otherwise participate in classroom activities. To participate in Distance Education classes, student should have reliable internet access, email, and an updated word processing program (Microsoft Word preferred).

Most Popular Fields of Study


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In keeping with their mission to offer educational opportunities to any adult who chooses to pursue them, NCC has open admissions for most programs of study. To apply, prospective students should fill out an application and submit their high school transcript with diploma, official copy of GED, or AHSD scores. There are additional admissions requirements and standards for the Health Sciences programs, including Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Phlebotomy.

Students should either complete an institutional placement test such as the COMPASS or submit SAT or ACT scores. If this is the case, an SAT result with minimum Math and Verbal scores of 500 each or an ACT score of at least 21 are expected.

Financial Aid

In addition to the large array of state and federal financial aid options available to any college or university student in the state of North Carolina, NCC administrates several of its own endowed and donated scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Clubs and Organizations

There are a variety of clubs and organizations at NCC to meet the professional developmental needs and personal interests of the student body. Here are just a few of the options:

Art Manifest Club enhances and promotes student arts and organizes exhibitions.

Artistic Designers Club is a professional organization for cosmetology students. Participants conduct hair styling seminars and other activities related to their field.

Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is an interdenominational Christian organization for students. Participants meet for Bible study, worship, and prayer. Members of CCC are expected to follow strict rules of conduct at all times, not just during meetings or even when they are at the school, but in all areas of their lives.

Criminal Justice Club is a professional organization for students pursuing careers on law enforcement. Members take field trips to criminal justice agencies, attend conferences, and bring in speakers. The group also adopts a family at the holidays every year, collects food and clothes for the homeless, volunteers at the Baptist Ministries homeless shelter, builds homes with Habitat for Humanity, and participates in several other humanitarian and community-building activities.

Culinary Club is a professional organization for students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Culinary programs. Students host dinners and participate in campus catering to hone their skills.

Drama Club promotes theatres on campus and in the wider community.

Early Childhood Education Club promotes student involvement in professional activities, including leadership and child advocacy skills.

Gamma Beta Phi Society is an honor and service organization that promotes the development of leadership ability and improves society through a variety of service projects.

Math Club is a forum for collaborative projects and activities in mathematics. It is open to curriculum students in good standing.

Media Club is an organization for students with personal or professional interests in broadcast media. The group advisor coaches participants in pre-production, production, and post-production techniques for both television and radio, which are then put to use on the NCC weekly cable television show and on the college’s radio station. Specific techniques include audio editing, video editing, interviewing, and show content development. Media Club is open to students in all programs as well as alumni.

Metalworkers Club promotes skills and technology relevant to industrial systems technology, welding, and machining. Students visit shops and bring in guest speakers.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national organization open to all students with an interest in business. The organization gives students opportunities to develop business, communication, and leadership skills. PBL organizes competitions on the state and national level in a variety of business topics and skills.

Physical Therapist Assistant Student Organizatiom is a non-profit which participates in professional activities at the state and national level in physical therapy.

Student Ambassadors is a program sponsored by the Nash Community College Foundation for individuals chosen to represent the college at a variety of school functions.

Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the student body in administrative affairs and policy issues. All students enrolled in curriculum programs become members of SGA by paying a mandatory activities fee upon registration. All members are welcome at monthly meetings.

Student Nurses Association is the local affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students. This organization provides opportunities for professional growth and leadership in a number of ways.

Child Care

The Betsy B. Currin Child Development Center provides high quality care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. It doubles as the learning laboratory for the early childhood education programs at NCC. The teacher to child ratio for infants is 5:1; for young toddlers, 6:1; for older toddlers, 9:1; for younger preschoolers, 10:1; and for older preschoolers, 12:1. The Center is open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM weekdays.

Minority Male Mentor Program

The Minority Male Mentor (M3) program provides resources and activities to enhance the academic success of racially or ethnically minority men enrolled in curriculum programs. Students should discuss the program with their advisor to enroll.

Student Services

A variety of academic supports are in place to help students make the most of their time at NCC. These include registration assistance, academic counseling, transfer assistance, and more. NCC also offers short-term personal counseling and referrals to local resources. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers a wide range of services to students with mental or physical disabilities to help them become self-supporting.

Student Enrollment Demographics


There is no athletic program at NCC. Many students participate in community intramural athletics through the city of Rocky Mount.

Local Community

Rocky Mount

The city of Rocky Mount has approximately 57,000 residents. It is a 45 minute drive away from Raleigh, the state capital. The tobacco industry has been a lynchpin of the economy of Rocky Mount throughout its history and continues to be so today. There is a flourishing arts community in the city, with an Arts Center, a Community Theatre at the Imperial Center for Arts and Sciences, and a Children’s Museum and Science Center.

In addition to NCC, Rocky Mount is home to Shaw University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Edgecombe Community College. There are two community colleges in the city because the city straddles a county line; therefore, the service areas are split.

Major employers in the Rocky Mount area include Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mountain Instruments (RMI), and Boddie-Noel (the company which runs Hardee’s franchises and Texas Steakhouse & Saloon restaurants).


The city of Raleigh draws many students for recreational, cultural, and academic opportunities as well as graduates for employment opportunities.

There are too many museums and cultural venues in Raleigh to list. The largest and most extensive is the North Carolina Museum of Art, with extensive collections, major visiting collections, and one of the largest outdoor art parks in the country. Arts organizations include the North Carolina Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina, Burning Coal Theatre Company, the North Carolina Theatre, the Carolina Ballet, and Broadway Series South. Two of the other great attractions for students in Raleigh are the JC Raulston Arboretum, an 8 acre botanical garden, and a BMX championship-caliber race track.

Major colleges and universities in the area include North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Wake Technical Community College, Meredith College, Shaw University, St. Augustine’s College, ECPI College of Technology and Strayer University.


Child Care. Nash Community College. Web. 25 May 2011.

Clubs and Organizations. Nash Community College. Web. 25 May 2011.

Distance Education. Nash Community College. Web. 25 May 2011.

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