On-site satellite campuses of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) and Robeson Community College (RCC) are not only fully and unalterably committed to the COMtech mission and purpose, but also provide the requisite support in helping tenant-partners become successful in an unprecedented manner. Accordingly, our education partners provide direct substantive, and measurable benefits to each COMtech business to increase financial success.
Founded in 1887 as the Croatan Indian Normal School for the education of American Indians, University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a public, four-year master’s degree-granting university and part of the University of North Carolina system. The total enrollment is consistently over 6,000 each year. The university offers 41 programs at the bachelor’s level of 17 master’s degree programs, including the Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration. In addition, there are 41 undergraduate degree programs, and 59 minors that students can choose from. US News and World Report ranks UNCP one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Service to the region include classrooms at 11 locations and three satellite campuses that offer complete undergraduate and graduate programs. One of those satellites is on Fort Bragg. Not surprisingly, UNCP has been named a “Military Friendly” school for five consecutive years.
Robeson Community College is a two-year public institution established in 1965 with nearly 3,000 students enrolled each year. Robeson Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Most programs offered by the College have been approved for the enrollment of eligible veterans. RCC is also accredited by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology, and the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts and Redken Laboratories in New York, New York.
With 24,000 students and 41 school sites, the Public Schools of Robeson County is the ninth largest system in North Carolina. Workforce development initiatives managed by the system enable students to perform tasks and enhance skills required to perform well in the “world of work”. These initiatives and others stress the key role of technology in the workplace. A Director of Technology oversees execution of the Public School System Technology Plan. All work-related/work-preparation programs emphasize development of employment skills required to pursue career interests successfully following graduation. These attributes are the foundation for developing a highly trained and skilled workforce.