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.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
|College||Southeastern Community College (Whiteville)||Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Public institution||Public|
|Total Faculty||92 staff||61 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,403 students||1,315 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||767 students||815 students|
|# Part-Time Students||636 students||1,061 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||
|% Unknown races||
|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.||0.53||0.70|
|In-State Tuition Fees||$2,416||$5,590|
|Out-State Tuition Fees||$8,561||$10,086|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||92%||89%|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
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