Cape Fear Community College
Cape Fear Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 443 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Cape Fear Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||443 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,091 students||2,380 students|
|# Full-Time Students||4,508 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,583 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,600||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Cape Fear Community College has several locations in New Hanover and Pender counties. The largest campus is the Wilmington Campus is located in historic downtown Wilmington n the banks of the Cape Fear River. CFCC's North Campus is located in Castle Hayne, which is home to many of the college's technical and vocational programs. The College also has two Pender County facilities located in Burgaw and Surf City. Day and evening classes are offered at all campuses. Every year, over 27,000 people take classes at Cape Fear Community College. Students can train for a new career in one of CFCC's technical programs or earn a two-year college transfer degree to continue their education at a four-year institution. CFCC also offers a wide variety of adult education and continuing education classes for lifelong learning. CFCC has over 60 technical programs in a wide range of areas to give students hands-on training to get a job right after graduation. In CFCC's very popular college transfer program, students can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree at a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university. Better yet, when they successfully complete their two-year degree, CFCC graduates can transfer to any four-year college or university in North Carolina. CFCC also offers hundreds of continuing education courses as well. Free programs include basic skills, adult literacy, GED preparation, job skills preparation, adult high school and English as a second language. In the college's Center for Business, Industry and Government, low-cost classes are offered in computer training, construction, foreign languages, leadership and management. The B.I.G. Center even runs customized seminars and specialized for individual businesses. Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. CFCC is one of the oldest and largest members of the North Carolina Community College System.
- The nearest community college to Cape Fear Community College is Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (3.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 3,463 students | 3.80 Mi5000 Market Street
Wilmington,  NC  28405
- 1,814 students | 21.50 Mi50 College Rd
Bolivia,  NC  28422
- 1,403 students | 48.10 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville,  NC  28472
- 1,213 students | 48.60 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville,  NC  28349
- 4,355 students | 48.70 Mi444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville,  NC  28546
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