Bladen Community College

7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332
Tel: (910)879-5500
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Bladen Community College serves 1,334 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Bladen Community College is the only community colleges within Bladen County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Bladen Community College is Robeson Community College (15.9 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Bladen 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 Faculty75 staff139 staff
Bladen Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Bladen Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bladen Community College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,334 students2,380 students
Bladen Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
Bladen Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students585 students1,019 students
Bladen Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students749 students1,361 students
Bladen Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bladen Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bladen Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Bladen Community College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Bladen Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bladen Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bladen Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bladen Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Bladen Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.650.56
Bladen Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bladen Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,500$27,500
Bladen Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,385 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,529 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,385$3,911
Bladen Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,529$9,514
Bladen Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%78%
Bladen Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$10,313
Bladen Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2014)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,880$6,092
Bladen Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.