Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

2855 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC 28638
Tel: (828)726-2200
3,932 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 3,932 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
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 156 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute 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 156 staff
61 staff
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,932 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 145% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,932 students 1,296 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,583 students
814 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,349 students
1,040 students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
5%
15%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Black (2006-2013)
% White
85%
51%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Unknown (2006-2013)
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute 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. 0.27 0.68
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,364 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,508 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,364 $5,660
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,508 $10,250
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $2,422 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 70%. 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 Pitt Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.