Alamance Community College

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
Tel: (336)578-2002
4,472 students
Public institution
Alamance Community College promotes an open door to high quality education and learning. Central to this mission is the belief in the incomparable worth and uniqueness of each human being. Accordingly, Alamance Community College strives to help people realize their potential and attain an education which is personally meaningful, relevant to the needs of the community and state, and responsive to significant global trends.
School Highlights:
Alamance Community College serves 4,472 students (48.32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Alamance Community College is the only community colleges within Alamance County, NC.
The nearest community college is Tri-County Community College (19.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
College Alamance Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 282 staff
61 staff
Alamance Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,472 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,472 students 1,296 students
Alamance Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Alamance Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,161 students
810 students
Alamance Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,311 students
1,036 students
Alamance Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Alamance Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Alamance Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Alamance Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Alamance Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Alamance Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Alamance Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Alamance Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Alamance Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Alamance Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.43 0.53
Alamance Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,175 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,935 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,175 $5,694
Alamance Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,935 $10,252
Alamance Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Alamance Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Alamance Community College was established in 1958 as part of a statewide system known as industrial education centers. Through the cooperative efforts of the State Department of Trade and Industrial Education and the school systems of Alamance County and Burlington, Burlington-Alamance County Industrial Education Center was begun. In June 1996, the college opened a new 49,535-square-foot science and technology building on the main campus in Graham. The building includes multipurpose classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The building was made possible through funding from both the North Carolina Community College Construction Bonds and appropriations from the Alamance County Commissioners. In August 2001, the college opened the 20,000 square-foot Burlington Center at the Burlington Market Shopping Center. ACC offers many program options for students wanting to earn associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Students may choose from curriculum areas of business, health and public services, and industrial and graphics technologies, or complete course work for transfer to a four-year college or university. We have many programs to offer not found everywhere such as Animal Care, Biotechnology, Culinary Technology, Horticulture,and Dental Assisting. The faculty and staff of Alamance Community College are proud of our tradition of providing educational opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population and an ever-changing workplace. The college provides Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School, Compensatory Education, General Educational Development (GED), and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.