• Alamance Community College promotes an open door to high quality education and learning. Central to this mission is the belief in the incomparable worth and uniqueness of each human being. Accordingly, Alamance Community College strives to help people realize their potential and attain an education which is personally meaningful, relevant to the needs of the community and state, and responsive to significant global trends.

School Highlights

Alamance Community College serves 4,037 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,037 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,175
  • Out-state tuition: $7,935
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 401 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Alamance Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
401 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Alamance Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Alamance Community College diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,037 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,352 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,685 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
298 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,352 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,685 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
10%
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% Black
15%
18%
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% White
57%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.31%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,000
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,175 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,935 is less than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,175
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,935
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
69%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Alamance Community College was established in 1958 as part of a statewide system known as industrial education centers. Through the cooperative efforts of the State Department of Trade and Industrial Education and the school systems of Alamance County and Burlington, Burlington-Alamance County Industrial Education Center was begun. In June 1996, the college opened a new 49,535-square-foot science and technology building on the main campus in Graham. The building includes multipurpose classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The building was made possible through funding from both the North Carolina Community College Construction Bonds and appropriations from the Alamance County Commissioners. In August 2001, the college opened the 20,000 square-foot Burlington Center at the Burlington Market Shopping Center. ACC offers many program options for students wanting to earn associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Students may choose from curriculum areas of business, health and public services, and industrial and graphics technologies, or complete course work for transfer to a four-year college or university. We have many programs to offer not found everywhere such as Animal Care, Biotechnology, Culinary Technology, Horticulture,and Dental Assisting. The faculty and staff of Alamance Community College are proud of our tradition of providing educational opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population and an ever-changing workplace. The college provides Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School, Compensatory Education, General Educational Development (GED), and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Alamance Community College cost?

Alamance Community College's tuition is approximately $2,175 for In-State students and $7,935 for Out-State students.

School Calendar

View the Alamance Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last day of Drop/Add period January 12, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Spring Break (No Curriculum Classes) March 09, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Last day to drop with a WP for 16 week sections (80% date) April 21, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last day to drop with a WP for 12 week sections (80% date) April 27, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Last day of semester May 13, 2023 (Saturday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,037 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,175
  • Out-state tuition: $7,935
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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