- Bladen Community College is dedicated to the educational and cultural enrichment of the people of Bladen and surrounding counties. The College operates as a constituent institution to the North Carolina Community College System and is committed to opening the door to opportunity for citizens seeking to improve their lives and well-being by providing education, training, and retraining for the workplace, including basic skills, literacy, occupational, and college transfer programs; support for economic development through services to business and industry; and services which improve the quality of life for individuals and for our community.
Bladen Community College serves 1,057 students (38% 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 47% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 1,057 students
- In-state tuition: $2,385
- Out-state tuition: $8,529
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 47%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Bladen Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 138 teachers has grown by 84% over five years.
Bladen Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Bladen Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Bladen Community College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $2,385 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 $8,529 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- Bladen Community College formally opened on December 16, 1967, as Bladen Technical Institute. Bladen Community College was initially located in a complex of rented buildings in Elizabeth town. The College began operation on a full-scale basis in September of 1968. Initially, curriculum programs were offered in Cosmetology, Executive Secretarial Science, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Agricultural Engineering Technologies, Industrial Maintenance, Automotive Mechanics and Nursing Assistant. A complete battery of extension and other part-time adult programs was started during the evenings to complement day programs. The name of the institution was changed to Bladen Technical College in 1979 and to Bladen Community College in October of 1987. A site for a permanent campus near Dublin was secured, and phase one of the College building program began in the spring of 1970. The College moved to its permanent 25-acre campus in July 1971. Two buildings totaling 27,000 square feet were included in the initial building phase and housed administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, shops, a student lounge, and library. Bladen Community College offers post-secondary certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Occupational and vocational courses and programs are also offered through a variety of Continuing Education offerings. Workforce development is a priority of the college along with numerous programs directed at improving basic educational skills, advancing economic development, and improving the quality of life of Bladen citizens. The college is accreditated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Bladen Community College cost?
Bladen Community College's tuition is approximately $2,385 for In-State students and $8,529 for Out-State students.
What is Bladen Community College's ranking?
Bladen Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Diversity in US community colleges and Least debt for graduating students.
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