Cape Fear Community College

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Tel: 9103627000
9,091 students
Public institution
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School Highlights
Cape Fear Community College serves 9,091 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Cape Fear Community College is one of 2 community colleges within New Hanover County, NC.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 443 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Cape Fear Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 443 staff 122 staff
Cape Fear Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 9,091 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,091 students 2,069 students
Cape Fear Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 20:1
Cape Fear Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,508 students 967 students
Cape Fear Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,583 students 1,306 students
Cape Fear Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Cape Fear Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Cape Fear Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
2%
Cape Fear Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
5%
Cape Fear Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
15%
21%
Cape Fear Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
74%
63%
Cape Fear Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Cape Fear Community College More (2012-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Cape Fear Community College 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. 0.43 0.55
Cape Fear Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,345 is more than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,489 is more than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,345 $2,281
Cape Fear Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,489 $8,425
Cape Fear Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67% 79%
Cape Fear Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Cape Fear Community College has several locations in New Hanover and Pender counties. The largest campus is the Wilmington Campus is located in historic downtown Wilmington n the banks of the Cape Fear River. CFCC's North Campus is located in Castle Hayne, which is home to many of the college's technical and vocational programs. The College also has two Pender County facilities located in Burgaw and Surf City. Day and evening classes are offered at all campuses. Every year, over 27,000 people take classes at Cape Fear Community College. Students can train for a new career in one of CFCC's technical programs or earn a two-year college transfer degree to continue their education at a four-year institution. CFCC also offers a wide variety of adult education and continuing education classes for lifelong learning. CFCC has over 60 technical programs in a wide range of areas to give students hands-on training to get a job right after graduation. In CFCC's very popular college transfer program, students can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree at a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university. Better yet, when they successfully complete their two-year degree, CFCC graduates can transfer to any four-year college or university in North Carolina. CFCC also offers hundreds of continuing education courses as well. Free programs include basic skills, adult literacy, GED preparation, job skills preparation, adult high school and English as a second language. In the college's Center for Business, Industry and Government, low-cost classes are offered in computer training, construction, foreign languages, leadership and management. The B.I.G. Center even runs customized seminars and specialized for individual businesses. Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. CFCC is one of the oldest and largest members of the North Carolina Community College System.

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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.