College of the Albemarle

Tel: (252)335-0821
2,549 students
Public institution
COA is a comprehensive community college committed to providing accessible education, training, and retraining for better jobs and better lives in Northeastern North Carolina.
School Highlights
College of the Albemarle serves 2,549 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
College of the Albemarle is the only community colleges within Pasquotank County, NC.
The nearest community college is Centura College-Chesapeake (30.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 140 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College College of the Albemarle 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 140 staff
61 staff
College of the Albemarle Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,549 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,549 students 1,315 students
College of the Albemarle Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
College of the Albemarle Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,172 students
815 students
College of the Albemarle Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,377 students
1,061 students
College of the Albemarle Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of the Albemarle Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
College of the Albemarle Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
College of the Albemarle Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
15%
College of the Albemarle Black (2006-2013)
% White
70%
49%
College of the Albemarle White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
3%
-
% Two or more races
2%
3%
College of the Albemarle More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
College of the Albemarle Unknown (2006-2013)
College of the Albemarle 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. 0.48 0.70
College of the Albemarle Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,037 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,489 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,037 $5,590
College of the Albemarle In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,489 $10,086
College of the Albemarle Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
89%
College of the Albemarle % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Whether you are a basic skills, continuing education, vocational, technical or college transfer student; or a community member seeking business & industry training or cultural enrichment, COA has much to offer. COA can help you meet your educational and career goals. Many of our services are free, and all of them are relatively inexpensive, making COA an affordable investment in your future. Elizabeth City became home to COA in 1961 when College of The Albemarle became the first community college in the state chartered under the Community College Act of 1957. In 1963, the college was approved as the first comprehensive community college in the North Carolina Community College System. The college's 75-acre Elizabeth City Campus is located on Highway U.S. 17 North in Elizabeth City. On that campus, six major buildings provide space for administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, a college bookstore, a student center, the Learning Resources Center, a lecture auditorium, a learning lab, the COA Auditorium, the Technology Center, a Basic Skills Lab, and a Health Sciences Center. Credits earned at College of The Albemarle in curricula leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree, the Associate in Fine Arts degree, and some of those leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree and the Associate in General Education degree, are transferable to senior colleges and universities for a higher degree. College of The Albemarle is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. College of The Albemarle is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Centura College-Chesapeake
    Private for-profit
    166 students | 30.30 Mi932 B Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757)549-2121
    30.30166
  • 235 students | 31.30 Mi2211 S Military Hwy
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757)363-2121
    31.30235
  • Everest College-Chesapeake
    Private for-profit
    826 students | 32.00 Mi825 Greenbrier Circle Suite 100
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757)361-3900
    32.00826
  • 728 students | 34.90 Mi301 Centre Pointe Dr
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757)499-7900
    34.90728
  • 737 students | 35.60 Mi5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757)490-1241
    35.60737
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.