Craven Community College

Tel: (252)638-7200
3,154 students
Public institution
Craven Community College, a public two-year college with an open-door admissions policy, provides programs to meet the diverse needs of our community through a variety of delivery systems, including distance education, by providing education, training, and retraining for the workforce; basic skills and literacy education; technical and college transfer programs; services to and partnerships with business and industry to promote economic development in a global environment and services to communities, organizations, and individuals to enrich the quality of life.
School Highlights
Craven Community College serves 3,154 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Craven Community College is the only community colleges within Craven County, NC.
The nearest community college is Pamlico Community College (15.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 136 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College Craven 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 136 staff
61 staff
Craven Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,154 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,154 students 1,315 students
Craven Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
Craven Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,384 students
815 students
Craven Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,770 students
1,061 students
Craven Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Craven Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Craven Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
Craven Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Craven Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Craven Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Craven Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Craven Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Craven Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Craven Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Craven 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. 0.58 0.70
Craven Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,832 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,440 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,832 $5,590
Craven Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,440 $10,086
Craven Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Craven Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Craven Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college located in beautiful and historic eastern North Carolina. Craven Community College is a 3,000-student, two-campus institution located in historic Craven County, North Carolina. We offer a wide range of curriculum, continuing education and basic skills programs. Our New Bern and Havelock campuses also are dynamic places where neighbors and visitors come together to learn, to share and to stay involved. The first Craven County adult education classes, funded through the Lenoir IEC, were held at Brinson Memorial School in 1961. Two of the first classes illustrated the workforce development focus of the IEC's: a blueprint reading course offered for the employees of Riverside Iron Works, and basic electronics course comprised primarily of employees from the local telephone company. From these humble roots, Craven Community College was born. In April 1971, the College moved into its new two-building campus on Racetrack Road with an enrollment of 350 curriculum students and 384 continuing education students. That December, the College received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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.