Rocky Mount, NC Colleges

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Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plain of the state of North Carolina. Although it was not formally incorporated until February 28, 1907, the North Carolina community that became the city of Rocky Mount dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The first post office in the area opened in 1816. The city's population is currently at 57,477.

Rocky Mount is the principal city of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina area, which encompasses all of both Edgecombe and Nash counties. Rocky Mount is also a part of a Combined Statistical Area which encompasses both Rocky Mount and Wilson metropolitan areas. The Rocky Mount–Wilson CSA population is currently over 200,000 residents. Rocky Mount is about 45 minutes away from the state capital, Raleigh.

Rocky Mount has a growing arts community. The city operates the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, a Children's Museum & Science Center, and a Community Theater at the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences.

Recently, the City also renovated the Douglas Block, located in Downtown Rocky Mount. Six historically significant buildings, all of which comprised the African American business district of the Downtown area in the early to mid-1900’s, was a part of this renovation. The Douglas Block also includes Thelonious Monk Plaza, named after Rocky Mount native and jazz musician, Thelonious Monk.

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Schools in and around Rocky Mount, NC

Name
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,840 average out-state tuition; $24,840 average in-state tuition
Nash Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Edgecombe Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Wilson Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Barton College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,258 average out-state tuition; $21,258 average in-state tuition
Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Wilson
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Louisburg College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $12,742 average out-state tuition; $12,742 average in-state tuition

Rocky Mount, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program $3,000 February 01, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 17, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Charlie R. and Charles J. Silver Family Scholarship $1,000 March 15, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017