Sampson Community College

Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28329-0318
Tel: (910)592-8081
1,551 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
Sampson Community College serves 1,551 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Sampson Community College is the only community colleges within Sampson County, NC.
The nearest community college is James Sprunt Community College (19.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College Sampson 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 92 staff 122 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,551 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,551 students 2,069 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 17:1 20:1
# Full-Time Students 706 students 967 students
# Part-Time Students 845 students 1,306 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
16%
5%
% Black
21%
21%
% White
57%
63%
% Unknown races
2%
7%
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. 0.60 0.55

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,285 is less than the state average of $2,301. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,429 is less than the state average of $8,444. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,285 $2,301
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,429 $8,444
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 81%
Source: 2014 (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
  • 1,213 students | 19.60 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
    Kenansville NC 28349
    (910)296-2400
    19.601,213
  • 1,334 students | 33.30 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin NC 28332
    (910)879-5500
    33.301,334
  • 12,103 students | 34.90 Mi2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville NC 28303
    (910)678-8400
    34.9012,103
  • 3,351 students | 35.60 Mi3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
    Goldsboro NC 27534
    (919)735-5151
    35.603,351
  • 4,021 students | 35.80 Mi245 College Road
    Smithfield NC 27577
    (919)934-3051
    35.804,021
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 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 higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Pitt Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.