Cape Fear Community College serves 8,680 students (35% 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 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 8,680 students
- In-state tuition: $2,425
- Out-state tuition: $8,569
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 21%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Cape Fear Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
The teacher population of 910 teachers has grown by 105% over five years.
Cape Fear Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Cape Fear Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Cape Fear Community College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $2,425 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,569 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Cape Fear Community College cost?
Cape Fear Community College's tuition is approximately $2,425 for In-State students and $8,569 for Out-State students.
What is Cape Fear Community College's ranking?
Cape Fear Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
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