• The mission of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is to provide accessible, quality instruction; support economic development through comprehensive resources to business, industry, and agencies and offer diverse services and opportunities which improve the quality of life.

School Highlights

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute serves 3,845 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,845 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,380
  • Out-state tuition: $8,524
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 395 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
(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
395 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,845 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,442 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,403 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
252 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,442 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,403 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
3%
18%
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% White
84%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.44%
1.51%
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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)
$28,300
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,380 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 $8,524 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,380
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,524
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,875
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,625
$5,846
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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

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is a public, comprehensive post-secondary institution whose primary service area is Caldwell and Watauga counties. Operating under the legal framework of the State of North Carolina and in partnership with the North Carolina Community College System, CCC and TI is an open door institution which values the diversity of its constituencies and offers equal opportunities. In 1964, the college first opened its doors as Caldwell Technical Institute with the employment of Dr. H. Edwin Beam as its first president. Health occupations courses were offered in 1965 with the college's first facilities occupied in 1967. Three years later, the institution's name was changed to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute as the college transfer program was implemented. Appointed president in 1984, Dr. Eric B. McKeithan was instrumental in further growth of the college as the Watauga Campus opened in 1987. The Job Training Center and Broyhill Civic Center were added to the Caldwell Campus a few years later. Today CCC&TI offers over 100 curriculum programs and a variety of continuing education options. Celebrating more than 40 years of service, the college continues to make strides as the educational leader of the community. The faculty and staff of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute are committed to providing an environment conducive to student success through institutional integrity, ethical practices, and an expectation of excellence. The institution provides leadership during social, economic, and cultural transitions through teaching, promoting lifelong learning, improving the quality of life, and fostering academic and civic enrichment. We are dedicated to educating a workforce prepared for a rapidly changing global economy. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Diploma, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts and Associate in Science programs have been approved by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges and the State Board of Community Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute cost?

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's tuition is approximately $2,380 for In-State students and $8,524 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,845 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,380
  • Out-state tuition: $8,524
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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