7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 1,057 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)

Top Rankings

Bladen Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 138 teachers has grown by 84% over five years.
Bladen 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
138 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,057 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
400 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
657 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
116 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
400 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
657 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
18%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
10%
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% Black
12%
18%
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% White
53%
60%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
32%
35%
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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)
$25,500
$27,500
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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
$2,385
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,529
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,750
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,880
$6,000
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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

  • 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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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)

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Did You Know?

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 lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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