• 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 1,382 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,382 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,368
  • Out-state tuition: $8,512
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
Beaufort County 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
183 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Beaufort County Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Beaufort County Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,382 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
418 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
964 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
106 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
418 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
964 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
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
11%
10%
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% Black
21%
18%
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% White
64%
60%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.58%
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)
$27,900
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,368 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,512 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,368
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,512
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
78%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,716
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,000
$5,846
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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

  • 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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How much does Beaufort County Community College cost?

Beaufort County Community College's tuition is approximately $2,368 for In-State students and $8,512 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,382 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,368
  • Out-state tuition: $8,512
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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