College of the Albemarle

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2,607 students
Public institution

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COA is a comprehensive community college committed to providing accessible education, training, and retraining for better jobs and better lives in Northeastern North Carolina.
School Highlights:
College of the Albemarle serves 2,607 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
College of the Albemarle is the only community colleges within Pasquotank County, NC.
The nearest community college is Centura College-Chesapeake (30.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of the Albemarle 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,607 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,607 students
1,303 students
College of the Albemarle Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,117 students
834 students
College of the Albemarle Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,490 students
1,040 students
College of the Albemarle Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
College of the Albemarle sch enrollment College of the Albemarle sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
College of the Albemarle Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
College of the Albemarle Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
15%
11%
College of the Albemarle Black (2006-2012)
% White
80%
66%
College of the Albemarle White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
College of the Albemarle sch ethnicity College of the Albemarle sta ethnicity
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. 0.34 0.44
College of the Albemarle Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,998 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,180 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,998 $5,890
College of the Albemarle In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,180 $10,050
College of the Albemarle Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Whether you are a basic skills, continuing education, vocational, technical or college transfer student; or a community member seeking business & industry training or cultural enrichment, COA has much to offer. COA can help you meet your educational and career goals. Many of our services are free, and all of them are relatively inexpensive, making COA an affordable investment in your future. Elizabeth City became home to COA in 1961 when College of The Albemarle became the first community college in the state chartered under the Community College Act of 1957. In 1963, the college was approved as the first comprehensive community college in the North Carolina Community College System. The college's 75-acre Elizabeth City Campus is located on Highway U.S. 17 North in Elizabeth City. On that campus, six major buildings provide space for administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, a college bookstore, a student center, the Learning Resources Center, a lecture auditorium, a learning lab, the COA Auditorium, the Technology Center, a Basic Skills Lab, and a Health Sciences Center. Credits earned at College of The Albemarle in curricula leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree, the Associate in Fine Arts degree, and some of those leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree and the Associate in General Education degree, are transferable to senior colleges and universities for a higher degree. College of The Albemarle is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. College of The Albemarle is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,156 per year for in-state students and $7,913 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,435 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 72%. 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 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.