Sampson Community College

Tel: (9.1)059-2808
1,540 students
Public institution
Sampson Community College, founded as an extension unit of the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center, was chartered as an independent member institution of the North Carolina Community College System in 1967. The College operates as a comprehensive two-year public community college serving adult students of Sampson and surrounding counties. Consistent with the historical traditions of North Carolina’s community colleges, the College affirms its belief in the incomparable worth of all students and its commitment to open-door student admissions. Central to this commitment, the College recruits and retains outstanding faculty members who support this mission and are dedicated to the art of teaching and advising students from all backgrounds and at all levels of educational preparation.
School Highlights:
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Sampson Community College serves 1,540 students (44.09% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
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Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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Sampson Community College is the only community colleges within Sampson County, NC.
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The nearest community college is James Sprunt Community College (19.55 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Sampson 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 99 staff
61 staff
Sampson Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,540 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,540 students 1,296 students
Sampson Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Sampson Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 679 students
815 students
Sampson Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 861 students
1,025 students
Sampson Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Sampson Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sampson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Sampson Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Sampson Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Sampson Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Sampson Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Sampson Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Sampson 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. 0.62 0.53
Sampson Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,365 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,509 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,365 $5,694
Sampson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,509 $10,252
Sampson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Sampson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The college added additional facilities in 1982 with the construction of a 6,000 sq. ft. vocational shop building on the main campus and the county's provision of 8,000 sq. ft. in the new Courthouse Annex for the Continuing Education Division. In October 1987, the college changed its name to "Sampson Community College." The Board of Trustees approved changing the name of West Building to W. W. Kitchin Hall on August 21, 1989, and South Building to the Robert D. Warren Student Center on June 10, 1997. In the fall of 1998, two new buildings, the Technology Center and the Activities Center, were occupied. The College's educational programs are comprehensive, ranging from instruction in basic skills through collegiate studies at the sophomore level. A principal focus of the College's curricular programs is to provide occupational education at the certificate, diploma, and degree levels in programs of study that lead to meaningful employment for students in southeastern and central North Carolina. The College also provides opportunities for students to complete general collegiate studies in the arts and sciences leading to associate degrees that qualify them for admission and success in senior institutions. As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the College offers continuing education to adult students including opportunities to acquire basic skills, to complete the GED, and to participate in non-credit academic and personal enrichment classes. The College recognizes its obligation to work cooperatively with local business and industry, public schools, professional and trade associations, and community organizations to develop and deliver a comprehensive educational program that meets the needs of these constituents. The College supports local and regional economic development efforts and provides industries with access to specialized state-sponsored training and financial incentive programs.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kenansville
    133 James Sprunt Drive
    KenansvilleNC 28349
    19.55 Mi | 1,310 students
  • Dublin
    7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    DublinNC 28332
    33.30 Mi | 1,251 students
  • Fayetteville
    2201 Hull Rd
    FayettevilleNC 28303
    34.93 Mi | 11,324 students
  • Goldsboro
    3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
    GoldsboroNC 27534
    35.58 Mi | 3,897 students
  • Smithfield
    245 College Road
    SmithfieldNC 27577
    35.82 Mi | 4,235 students
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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 67%. 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 Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.