• 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 1,539 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,539 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,368
  • Out-state tuition: $8,512
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Beaufort County Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Beaufort County Community College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,539 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
443 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,096 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Beaufort County Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
12%
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% Black
24%
21%
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% White
58%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
3%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.59
0.64
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College Completion Rate
33%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,900
$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Beaufort County Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,368 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,512 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,368
$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,512
$9,538
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Beaufort County Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Beaufort County Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,740
$12,026
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Beaufort County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,625
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Beaufort County Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
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: 2020 (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,539 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,368
  • Out-state tuition: $8,512
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • 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 $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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