Edgecombe Community College

Tel: (252)823-5166
2,552 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Edgecombe Community College is to fulfill the educational, cultural, and training needs of adults and of business, industry, and public service agencies in the service area of the college.
School Highlights
Edgecombe Community College serves 2,552 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Edgecombe Community College is the only community colleges within Edgecombe County, NC.
The nearest community college is Nash Community College (19.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
College Edgecombe Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
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 86 staff 122 staff
Edgecombe Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,552 has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,552 students 2,069 students
Edgecombe Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 20:1
Edgecombe Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,156 students 967 students
Edgecombe Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,396 students 1,306 students
Edgecombe Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Edgecombe Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Edgecombe Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Edgecombe Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Edgecombe Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Edgecombe Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Edgecombe Community College More (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
Edgecombe Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.55 0.55
Edgecombe Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,280 is less than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,424 is less than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,280 $2,281
Edgecombe Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,424 $8,425
Edgecombe Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 79%
Edgecombe Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Edgecombe Technical Institute began as an extension unit of Wilson County Technical Institute. In 1967, the college came under complete Edgecombe County administration, thus dissolving the relationship with Wilson County Technical Institute. The final step to full institutional independence came in the spring of 1971 when the General Assembly made all technical institutes of North Carolina independent of any local boards of education and granted government by a 12-member Board of Trustees. The Legislature has since designated a 13th non-voting member to the Board of Trustees, the SGA president. In 1987, the name of the college was officially changed to Edgecombe Community College. In 1997, the college changed from the quarter system to the semester system as mandated by the North Carolina Community College System. ECC is one of the 58 colleges that make up the North Carolina Community College System. Steady growth and expanding impact have characterized Edgecombe Community College as it has evolved from one small building in 1968 into a multi-campus institution with campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The college helped meet the educational and training needs of about 9,500 individuals in our community last year. ECC's main campus is located on 120 acres 2.5 miles south of Tarboro and comprises eight buildings. ECC also operates a campus in the Edgecombe County portion of Rocky Mount. This campus covers one city block and comprises two buildings. The college's newest building, the Arts, Civic and Technology Center, opened on the Tarboro campus in May 2004. In addition to a 1,020-seat auditorium, the building features classrooms, computer labs, offices, and rentable spaces for meetings, conferences, and receptions. The college offers 49 curriculum programs resulting in two-year degrees, one-year diplomas, or certificates. Through the Continuing Education division, we offer about 600 continuing education classes annually. We also offer customized training to local business and industry through our Business and Industry division. We make every effort to tailor our programs and classes to meet students' needs. Edgecombe Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, and associate in applied science degrees. The following agencies accredit or approve specific programs: the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the N.C. State Board of Nursing, the N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, American Medical Association, the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), and the American Association of Colleges and Junior Colleges.

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  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,537 students | 19.50 Mi522 N. Old Carriage Road
    Rocky Mount NC  27804
  • 1,777 students | 20.90 Mi902 Herring Ave
    Wilson NC  27893
  • 353 students | 21.60 Mi1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102
    Greenville NC  27834
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.