Central Carolina Community College

Tel: (919)775-5401
4,728 students
Public institution
Central Carolina Community College is committed to understanding and meeting the educational needs of the area’s citizens, businesses, industries, and service sectors. The College provides life-long educational opportunities consistent with our students’ interests and abilities, prepares graduates capable of acquiring and applying knowledge and succeeding in the regional and global community, and serves as a positive economic, social, and cultural catalyst in our diverse communities. The College is committed to teaching and learning excellence.
School Highlights:
Central Carolina Community College serves 4,728 students (47% 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 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Central Carolina Community College is the only community colleges within Lee County, NC.
The nearest community college is Sandhills Community College (22.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 302 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College Central Carolina 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 302 staff
61 staff
Central Carolina Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,728 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,728 students 1,296 students
Central Carolina Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
21:1
Central Carolina Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,210 students
814 students
Central Carolina Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,518 students
1,040 students
Central Carolina Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Carolina Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Central Carolina Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Central Carolina Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
10%
21%
Central Carolina Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
23%
15%
Central Carolina Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
59%
51%
Central Carolina Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Central Carolina Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Central Carolina Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Central Carolina 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. 0.59 0.68
Central Carolina Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,216 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,360 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,216 $5,660
Central Carolina Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,360 $10,250
Central Carolina Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
89%
Central Carolina Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Central Carolina Community College is a tax supported, public non-profit school under the control of a local board of trustees. Chartered in 1958 by the North Carolina State Board of Education, it became a part of the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges in 1963. The first curriculum classes were held in September 17, 1962. Central Carolina Community College's main campus is located on a 41-acre site on Kelly Drive off Nash Street near U.S. Highway 421 (east), Sanford, North Carolina, and has 177,000 square feet of class room, shop, and laboratory space. Ample equipment, a large Learning Resource Center, and an efficient staff provide optimum training in a variety of adult programs. The College provides market-responsive technical and vocational programs, university transfer programs, a strong general education core, educational programs and services custom-tailored to the needs of business and industry, instruction and training for career development, a comprehensive literacy program, emergency-services education, avocational and cultural enrichment courses and opportunities, supervised work experiences, educational opportunities in area correctional facilities, and enrichment opportunities for public school students (sixteen years or older), as well as special programs and services for students under the age of 16. In addition to the two-year programs that lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree, one-year programs that lead to a diploma, and the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree programs that transfer to a four-year college or university, Central Carolina Community College also offers non-credit courses in adult basic education, adult high school and other adult education courses in technical, vocational, academic and general interest areas. Central Carolina Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
January 22, 2016
Many degree programs require students to take electives but what are the pros and cons of elective courses?
December 03, 2015
Tuition expenses continue to rise each and every year, forcing students to find ever more creative ways to raise money. In this article you will find plenty of creative ways to raise money for school.
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
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.