Halifax Community College

Tel: (252)536-4221
1,354 students
Public institution
Halifax Community College is a public, two-year educational institution with an open-door admissions policy. The purpose of the College is to improve the quality of life and the educational and economic base of the service area. The College prepares adults for the workforce through certificate, diploma and associate degree programs as well as life-long learning opportunities. The College strives to meet the needs of the student population, business community, area industries, and public agencies by providing low-cost, geographically accessible education at convenient times.
School Highlights:
Halifax Community College serves 1,354 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Halifax Community College is the only community colleges within Halifax County, NC.
The nearest community college is Southside Virginia Community College (33.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 95 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
College Halifax 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 95 staff
61 staff
Halifax Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,354 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,354 students 1,296 students
Halifax Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
21:1
Halifax Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 687 students
814 students
Halifax Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 667 students
1,040 students
Halifax Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Halifax Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Halifax Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Halifax Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
54%
15%
Halifax Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
37%
51%
Halifax Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Halifax Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Halifax Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Halifax Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Halifax 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. 0.57 0.68
Halifax Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,345 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,549 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,345 $5,660
Halifax Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,549 $10,250
Halifax Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
89%
Halifax Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Halifax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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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.