Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

  • 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 3,744 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 395 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute(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 Faculty395 staff256 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 9:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,744 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:110:1
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# Full-Time Students1,433 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students2,311 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
12%
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% Black
4%
21%
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% White
81%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.330.64
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College Completion Rate
23%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,300$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,380 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,524 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,380$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,524$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$12,026
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,625
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is Western Piedmont Community College (14.8 miles away).
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North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.