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.

School Highlights

Bladen Community College serves 1,017 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Bladen Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bladen Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty75 staff144 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bladen Community College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Bladen Community College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,017 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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# Full-Time Students187 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students830 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
15%
1%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
24%
22%
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% White
43%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.63
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College Completion Rate
9%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,500$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,385 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,529 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,385$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,529$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$9,535
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,880$6,000
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bladen Community College is Robeson Community College (12.5 miles away).
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  • 1,671 students | 12.50 Mi5160 Fayetteville Road
    Lumberton, NC 28360
    (910) 272-3700
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  • 1,448 students | 21.40 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 642-7141
    21.401,448
  • 10,932 students | 30.30 Mi2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    (910) 678-8400
    30.3010,932
  • 1,293 students | 37.70 MiHighway 24 West
    Clinton, NC 28328
    (910) 592-8081
    37.701,293
  • 1,113 students | 50.70 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
    Kenansville, NC 28349
    (910) 296-2400
    50.701,113
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $25,071 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.