Alamance Community College

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253-8000
Tel: (336)578-2002
  • 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 4,437 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Alamance Community College is the only community colleges within Alamance County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Tri-County Community College (19.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 228 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Alamance Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty228 staff139 staff
Alamance Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,437 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,437 students2,380 students
Alamance Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
Alamance Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,732 students1,019 students
Alamance Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,705 students1,361 students
Alamance Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Alamance Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Alamance Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Alamance Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Alamance Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Alamance Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Alamance Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Alamance Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Alamance Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Alamance Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.55
Alamance Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Alamance Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$27,500
Alamance Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,175 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,935 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,175$3,904
Alamance Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,935$9,565
Alamance Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
Alamance Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,092
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.