Nash Community College was founded in 1967 and is a public two-year post secondary educational institution with an open door admissions policy. Approximately 12,000 citizens participated in programs at Nash Community College during the 2016-2017 school year. The College is located on 111 acres midway between Nashville and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, less than a mile off U.S. Highway 64 Bypass and US Interstate 95. While the primary service area is Nash County, the convenient location attracts students from the surrounding counties of Franklin, Wake, Wilson, and Halifax. Modern buildings including the Science and Technology Center, the Business and Industry Center, and a five-star rated Child Development Center comprise the campus physical plant.
As a comprehensive community college, eighty-six academic programs are offered, many of which lead to a degree, diploma or certificate. Included are two-year technical and college transfer programs which give the students the knowledge and expertise required for challenging careers or successful transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Vocational, occupational, business, and industry related programs are offered which prepare students for jobs and provide a skilled workforce for the area.
Additionally, the College offers Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, and Adult High School to meet the diverse needs of the citizenry in Nash County and the surrounding area. The College employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff to provide administrative and instructional services to students.