Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
Tel: (828)726-2200
3,876 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is to provide accessible, quality instruction; support economic development through comprehensive resources to business, industry, and agencies and offer diverse services and opportunities which improve the quality of life.
School Highlights
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute serves 3,876 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Caldwell County, NC.
The nearest community college is Western Piedmont Community College (14.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 169 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (NC) Community College Avg.
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 169 staff 122 staff
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,876 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,876 students 2,069 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 20:1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,138 students 967 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,738 students 1,306 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2014)
% Asian
2%
2%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
4%
21%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Black (2006-2014)
% White
88%
63%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.22 0.55
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,274 is less than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,418 is less than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,274 $2,281
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,418 $8,425
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 79%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is a public, comprehensive post-secondary institution whose primary service area is Caldwell and Watauga counties. Operating under the legal framework of the State of North Carolina and in partnership with the North Carolina Community College System, CCC and TI is an open door institution which values the diversity of its constituencies and offers equal opportunities. In 1964, the college first opened its doors as Caldwell Technical Institute with the employment of Dr. H. Edwin Beam as its first president. Health occupations courses were offered in 1965 with the college's first facilities occupied in 1967. Three years later, the institution's name was changed to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute as the college transfer program was implemented. Appointed president in 1984, Dr. Eric B. McKeithan was instrumental in further growth of the college as the Watauga Campus opened in 1987. The Job Training Center and Broyhill Civic Center were added to the Caldwell Campus a few years later. Today CCC&TI offers over 100 curriculum programs and a variety of continuing education options. Celebrating more than 40 years of service, the college continues to make strides as the educational leader of the community. The faculty and staff of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute are committed to providing an environment conducive to student success through institutional integrity, ethical practices, and an expectation of excellence. The institution provides leadership during social, economic, and cultural transitions through teaching, promoting lifelong learning, improving the quality of life, and fostering academic and civic enrichment. We are dedicated to educating a workforce prepared for a rapidly changing global economy. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Diploma, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts and Associate in Science programs have been approved by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges and the State Board of Community Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.