Brunswick Community College

Tel: (910)755-7300
  • 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 1,814 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Brunswick Community College is the only community colleges within Brunswick County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Cape Fear Community College (21.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Brunswick 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 Faculty112 staff139 staff
Brunswick Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,814 has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,814 students2,380 students
Brunswick Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:120:1
Brunswick Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students930 students1,019 students
Brunswick Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students884 students1,361 students
Brunswick Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Brunswick Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Brunswick Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
Brunswick Community College Asian (2009-2010)
% Hispanic
3%
6%
Brunswick Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
11%
21%
Brunswick Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
63%
Brunswick Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Brunswick Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
5%
5%
Brunswick Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.390.55
Brunswick Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
25%
16%
Brunswick Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,400$27,500
Brunswick Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,404 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,548 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,404$3,904
Brunswick Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,548$9,565
Brunswick Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%78%
Brunswick Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,092
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.