Bladen Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Bladen Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||75 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,334 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||585 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||749 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$25,500||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.
- The nearest community college to Bladen Community College is Robeson Community College (15.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,988 students | 15.90 Mi5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton,  NC  28360
- 1,403 students | 21.70 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville,  NC  28472
- 11,534 students | 31.40 Mi2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville,  NC  28303
- 1,551 students | 33.30 MiHighway 24 West
Clinton,  NC  28329
- 1,213 students | 47.60 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville,  NC  28349
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Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
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