Carteret Community College

Tel: (252)222-6000
1,524 students
Public institution
CarteretCommunity college will be a leader in improving the quality of life for all citizens of Carteret county and Eastern North Carolina by offering high -quality ,innovative education , training , enrichment and support to all who need and value these services.
School Highlights
Carteret Community College serves 1,524 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Carteret Community College is the only community colleges within Carteret County, NC.
The nearest community college is Pamlico Community College (24.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 69 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
College Carteret 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 69 staff
61 staff
Carteret Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,524 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,524 students 1,315 students
Carteret Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
Carteret Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 642 students
815 students
Carteret Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 882 students
1,061 students
Carteret Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Carteret Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Carteret Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
Carteret Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Carteret Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Carteret Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Carteret Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Carteret Community College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
Carteret Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Carteret 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. 0.33 0.70
Carteret Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,658 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,266 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,658 $5,590
Carteret Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,266 $10,086
Carteret Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 35%
Carteret Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1963, Carteret Community College is one of 59 institutions comprising the N.C. Community College System. Located in Morehead City, N.C., the college lies on the shores of the beautiful Bogue Sound -- part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. In the early years, the college offered a limited number of vocational technical courses such as marine diesel, small engine repair, air conditioning and heating, and electrical. Today, the college features a wide-range of educational, technical and vocational programs. With more than 100 courses to choose from, students can pursue programs leading to a certificate, diploma or associate degree. The courses of study include: Aquaculture, Basic Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Technology, Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate, Electrical/Electronics, Emergency Medical/Paramedic, Esthetics, Fine Arts, Firefighter Training, Information Systems, Interior Design, Internet Technologies, Healthcare Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Marine Propulsion, Office Systems Technology, Paralegal Technology, Photographic Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Recreation, Welding, and a wide range of Health Science programs. The college transfer curriculum is one of the most popular programs, and enables students to obtain an associate in arts or associate in science degree and transfer to a four-year institution. Additionally, the college offers a variety of Corporate and Community Education courses to provide general education opportunities for upgrading job skills, gaining certification, and satisfying personal interests. These courses are offered on a continual basis, and include: several pre-licensing courses, computer applications, desktop publishing, First Aid/CPR, emergency medical technician certification, and a variety of Basic Skills courses. Accredited by the Southern Association Colleges and Schools since 1974, the college has 130 full-time and 248 part-time employees who provide quality education, training and support. Using innovative means of instruction such as telecourses and Internet-based courses, the college is committed to creating an accessible positive learning environment.

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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.