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 3,876 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Caldwell County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is Western Piedmont Community College (14.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty169 staff139 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,876 students2,380 students
Student:Teacher Ratio23:119:1
# Full-Time Students1,138 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students2,738 students1,361 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
6%
% Black
4%
21%
% White
88%
62%
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Diversity Score0.220.56
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
12%
16%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,300$27,500

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,380 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,524 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,380$3,911
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,524$9,514
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,500$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$6,000$6,000
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.