North Carolina Community Colleges

There are 74 community colleges located throughout North Carolina (60 public colleges and 14 private colleges), serving 249,577 students.
For North Carolina 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 (view national tuition costs).
The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67% (view national acceptance rates).
North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 43% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 21:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian

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Recent Articles
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
September 15, 2015
While study abroad has long been considered an option only for students at four-year colleges and universities, there are actually many options for community college students who would like to experience studying in another country.
August 06, 2015
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.