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Message from Mark O. Kinlaw, President

Mark Kinlaw

Welcome to Rockingham Community College and thank you for visiting the college website. We hope that you will be able to use this site to stay connected to the college whether you are a student, prospective student, or community member. At RCC, our mission is to serve each student in a way that helps them to reach their educational goals. Whether you are interested in entering the workforce, upgrading skills or transferring to a four-year school, we are here to help. The faculty and staff at the college are eager to answer your questions and guide you along the way. I am very honored to serve as the fifth president of the college. RCC has a strong and rich history and I look forward to helping the college continue to be a vibrant part of Rockingham County.

Mission, Vision, and Values


The mission of Rockingham Community College is to enhance individual and community success by fostering life-long learning and economic development through high-quality, accessible education and innovative partnerships.


The vision of Rockingham Community College is to be the catalyst for educational innovation, economic growth, and enhanced quality of life in our community.



We assume and maintain accountability for all our actions at RCC. This accountability acknowledges that our students are the primary focus and that our actions should promote their success in every aspect of their RCC experience. As faculty and staff, we work together to maintain transparency while delivering excellent service.


We recognize that a commitment to integrity begins with honesty, trustworthiness, and teamwork. We strive to treat each individual with fairness and respect, aiming for consistency in our words and actions to reflect our moral and ethical principles.


We pledge to create a collaborative environment for students, faculty, and staff by working together outside of our immediate units or divisions and engaging in teamwork based on trust, empowerment, and respect.


We create and foster a growth mindset within the college and the greater community, becoming a pioneer in education, training, and workforce development to meet emerging needs.

Student Success

We commit to meeting students where they are and providing a supportive environment while helping students achieve their academic and career goals.


We strive to practice, model and teach excellence by holding ourselves and our students to high standards and by pursuing continuous improvement.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, 2019

RCC Accreditation


Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Rockingham Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Rockingham Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( www.sacscoc.org ).

Specialized Program Accreditation

Related Links:

SACSCOC Accrediting Standards
SACS Commission on Colleges

Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)