North Carolina Community Colleges

There are 74 community colleges located throughout North Carolina (67 public colleges and 7 private colleges), serving 252,421 students.
Minority enrollment is 30% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is less than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
4%
Black
22%
White
70%
Unknown
1%

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,666 per year for in-state students and $8,813 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,732 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 72%. 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 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.