Beaufort County Community College

5337 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889-0000
Tel: (252)946-6194
  • Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college with a commitment to provide accessible and affordable quality education, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.
School Highlights
  • Beaufort County Community College serves 2,035 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is same as the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Beaufort County Community College is the only community colleges within Beaufort County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Martin Community College (22.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Beaufort County 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 Faculty103 staff139 staff
Beaufort County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,035 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,035 students2,380 students
Beaufort County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:120:1
Beaufort County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students755 students1,019 students
Beaufort County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,280 students1,361 students
Beaufort County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Beaufort County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Beaufort County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2012)
% Hispanic
4%
6%
Beaufort County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
32%
21%
Beaufort County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
62%
63%
Beaufort County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Beaufort County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.510.55
Beaufort County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
7%
16%
Beaufort County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$27,500
Beaufort County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,368 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,512 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,368$3,904
Beaufort County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,512$9,565
Beaufort County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%78%
Beaufort County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,856$10,500
Beaufort County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$6,092
Beaufort County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college with a commitment to provide accessible and affordable quality education, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College. Beaufort County Community College began with the operation of a practical nursing program in 1949, under the direction of the State Vocational and Adult Education Department. From 1962 to 1968, the College operated as extension units of Pitt and Lenoir Community Colleges. In December, 1967, the College was officially chartered as Beaufort County Technical Institute. The vocational and technical programs of the College were complemented by a college parallel program which opened in 1968 in conjunction with East Carolina University. In 1979, community college status was granted, and since then, Beaufort County Community College has functioned as a comprehensive community college offering continuing education and awarding associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. When you arrive on our campus, you can expect affordable quality programs, student-oriented instructors, and accessible services. We've dedicated ourselves to creating a community college that fosters respect for your needs and optimism for your growth. Beaufort County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The college is a member of American Association of Community Colleges North Carolina Community College System.

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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 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 0.55, 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.