Cleveland Community College

Tel: (704)669-6000
3,319 students
Public institution
The College’s mission is to help students achieve professional and personal goals by providing quality, accessible educational programs and services; to serve as an agent for economic development by responding to the educational and training needs of business and industry, and to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in Cleveland County by actively participating in collaborative community initiatives.
School Highlights:
Cleveland Community College serves 3,319 students (46.52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Cleveland Community College is the only community colleges within Cleveland County, NC.
The nearest community college is Gaston College (17.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 252 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
College Cleveland 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 252 staff
61 staff
Cleveland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,319 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,319 students 1,296 students
Cleveland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
Cleveland Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,544 students
810 students
Cleveland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,775 students
1,036 students
Cleveland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cleveland Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Cleveland Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cleveland Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cleveland Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cleveland Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Cleveland Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Cleveland Community College Non Resident (2010-2013)
Cleveland 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. 0.37 0.53
Cleveland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,302 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,446 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,302 $5,694
Cleveland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,446 $10,252
Cleveland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Cleveland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Cleveland Community College – established in 1965 by and for the people of Cleveland County – is a comprehensive, public two-year college and member institution of the North Carolina Community College System. Programs of study include college transfer Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees; Associate in Applied Science degrees; Associate in General Education degree; technical and vocational diplomas and certificates. Support services include academic advisement, developmental support, library/media services, and instructional technology. Cleveland Community College's transfer program includes many courses designed to prepare students for upper division study in such fields as business, education, engineering, dentistry, law, and medicine. Cleveland Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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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 67%. 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 . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.