Sandhills Community College

Tel: (910)692-6185
4,016 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Sandhills Community College is to provide educational programs of the highest quality to all the people of Sandhills.
School Highlights
Sandhills Community College serves 4,016 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Sandhills Community College is the only community colleges within Moore County, NC.
The nearest community college is Central Carolina Community College (22.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 254 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
College Sandhills 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 254 staff
122 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,016 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,016 students 2,069 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
20:1
# Full-Time Students 1,879 students
967 students
# Part-Time Students 2,137 students
1,306 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
7%
5%
% Black
14%
21%
% White
69%
63%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
4%
6%
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. 0.50 0.55

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,322 is more than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,466 is more than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,322 $2,281
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,466 $8,425
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
79%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Sandhills Community College was established in December 1963 under authority of the 1963 State Community College Act. Following the leadership of Representative H. Clifton Blue, Moore County citizens petitioned the State Board of Education for approval to establish a community college in the county and voted overwhelmingly for a one million dollar bond issue for construction and a tax levy for operation and maintenance of facilities. Before the end of 1963, a board of trustees had been named, an organizational meeting held, an architect selected, and Dr. Raymond Stone chosen as first president of the college. Today, the college is a modern, fourteen-building campus with a new student center and soon-to-be-completed educational technology building. The college's presence and capabilities are also growing at its facility in Hoke County where planning is underway to develop a second building—an education center. The college offers three college transfer degrees (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts) and more than thirty technical programs leading to an associate's degree, diploma or certificate. SCC ranks 10th in the System in students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities in NC. Continuing Education offers classes in areas such as computers, community enrichment, basic skills education (Adult High School, English as a Second Language, GED, etc.), small business, public services (i.e. fire, law enforcement, and rescue), occupational Spanish, and more. Sandhills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate's degree.

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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.