Sandhills Community College

Tel: (910)692-6185
4,191 students
Public institution

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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 4,191 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Sandhills Community College is the only community colleges within Moore County, NC.
The nearest community college is Central Carolina Community College (22.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Sandhills Community College 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 4,191 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is equal to the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,191 students
1,303 students
Sandhills Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,135 students
836 students
Sandhills Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,056 students
1,046 students
Sandhills Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Sandhills Community College sch enrollment Sandhills Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Sandhills Community College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Sandhills Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
20%
12%
Sandhills Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
67%
Sandhills Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Sandhills Community College More (2010-2012)
Sandhills Community College sch ethnicity Sandhills Community College 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. 0.45 0.45
Sandhills Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,322 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,466 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,322 $5,940
Sandhills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,466 $10,072
Sandhills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $3,666 per year for in-state students and $8,813 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,732 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.