Southeastern Community College (Whiteville)

4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville
NC, 28472-5422
Tel:
1,747 students
Public institution
Founded in 1964 as part of the North Carolina Community College System, Southeastern Community College is a public, comprehensive community college providing individuals in Columbus County with accessible educational, cultural, and social opportunities designed to improve the quality of their lives. The college offers programs leading to the awarding of continuing education units, certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. Utilizing multiple and alternate methods of instructional delivery, the college provides learning experiences for those preparing for an occupation upon graduation, for those in the work force seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills, and for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution. The college seeks to further serve the community at large by offering basic skills and literacy education for adults, by supporting economic development through services to business and industry, and by providing programs and services that improve the quality of life.
School Highlights:
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) serves 1,747 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) is the only community colleges within Columbus County, NC.
The nearest community college is Bladen Community College (21.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) 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 1,747 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,747 students
1,283 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
837 students
832 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 910 students
1,021 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) sch enrollment Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
25%
12%
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Black (2006-2012)
% White
68%
66%
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) sch ethnicity Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) 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. 0.47 0.45
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 85% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,561 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,416 $5,845
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,561 $10,047
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The 100-acre campus is on the Chadbourn Highway between Whiteville and Chadbourn in southeastern North Carolina. SCC is a one hour drive from historic cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as the Grand Strand beaches of both North and South Carolina. SCC provides a wide range of continuing education courses throughout Columbus County, serving more than 4,000 adults annually. More than 50 occupational and liberal arts curriculum programs are offered by the college. SCC offers a wide variety of college-credit curriculum programs. Courses in most areas are available at night, and some programs may be completed through evening and distance learning classes. Certificates and pre-licensing programs, each 18 semester credit hours or less, provide job skills training. Vocational diploma programs, most requiring approximately one year of course work, give more intensive training to students interested in employment immediately after graduation. Two-year degree curricula include technical programs and college transfer programs. Upon graduation, degree students may elect to continue their education at a senior institution or enter the job market. Southeastern Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
5 Support Services to Boost Your Community College Success
5 Support Services to Boost Your Community College Success
College can be a difficult transition for many students. To help address students’ academic needs, many community colleges have started support services programs. Learn about some of these common programs and how they can help you be successful in school.
Second Rate? Community Colleges Fight Stereotypes
Many common myths about community colleges exist, but as they continue to diversify and offer cutting-edge programming, two-year institutions are fighting back against these long-held stereotypes.
California Virtual Community College System Increases Choices, Transfers
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.