Brunswick Community College

  • The mission of Brunswick Community College, a public, two-year educational institution, chartered in 1979 and centrally located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, is to provide accessible and affordable programs and services that meet the educational and cultural needs of the community and to provide opportunities for individuals to be successful.

School Highlights

Brunswick Community College serves 1,482 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Brunswick Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High 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 Faculty112 staff144 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Brunswick Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Brunswick Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,482 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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# Full-Time Students553 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students929 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
12%
22%
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% White
67%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.530.63
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College Completion Rate
35%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,400$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,404 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 $8,548 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,404$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,548$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Brunswick Community College is a tax-supported, public, nonprofit school under the control of a board of Trustees. It was established by the North Carolina Legislature in July 1979 under provisions of the General Statutes of North Carolina. It is supervised by the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. Brunswick Community College was chartered as Brunswick Technical Institute. On May 1, 1979, the General Assembly passed a bill to permit technical institutes to change their names to technical colleges with the approval of the Board of Trustees and the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. On October 5, 1979, the Board of Trustees, with the approval of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, voted unanimously to change the name of the institution to Brunswick Technical College. The College received its initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1983. In 1988, the College's name was changed to Brunswick Community College to reflect statewide changes in community colleges. At Brunswick Community College, our students discover their career potential through a varied curriculum. Get the technical skills needed to take advantage of expanding career opportunities in Health Care, Information Technology, Business Technology and Public and Personal Service. Begin your journey into the world of Arts and Sciences while completing the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year college degree at a fraction of the cost. Technical programs prepare students for entry-level jobs in paraprofessional fields. With experience, many technicians move into professional and managerial positions. Most technical programs are two years in duration and must contain a basic core of 15 semester hour credits (SHC) of general education courses. The core must include two communication courses and at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Brunswick Community College is Cape Fear Community College (21.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 8,378 students | 21.20 Mi411 North Front Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 362-7000
    21.208,378
  • 1,867 students | 24.30 Mi5000 Market Street
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    (910) 392-4660
    24.301,867
  • 1,448 students | 37.50 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 642-7141
    37.501,448
  • 6,788 students | 47.50 Mi2050 Highway 501 East
    Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 347-3186
    47.506,788
  • 1,017 students | 52.50 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin, NC 28332
    (910) 879-5500
    52.501,017
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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 71%. 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.