Beaufort County Community College

  • 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%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Beaufort County Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty183 staff256 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

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 Enrollment1,539 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:110:1
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# Full-Time Students443 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students1,096 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
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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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.590.64
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College Completion Rate
33%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$27,500
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Tuition Cost 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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,740$12,026
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$5,625
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Beaufort County Community College is Martin Community College (22.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 875 students | 22.10 Mi1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
    Williamston, NC 27892
    (252) 792-1521
    22.10875
  • 8,237 students | 24.90 Mi1986 Pitt Tech Road
    Winterville, NC 28590
    (252) 493-7200
    24.908,237
  • 2,961 students | 30.20 Mi800 College Ct
    New Bern, NC 28562
    (252) 638-7200
    30.202,961
  • 549 students | 33.00 Mi5049 Hwy 306 South
    Grantsboro, NC 28529
    (252) 249-1851
    33.00549
  • 2,526 students | 40.00 Mi231 Highway 58 South
    Kinston, NC 28502
    (252) 527-6223
    40.002,526
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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.