Carolinas College of Health Sciences
- Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a subsidiary of Carolinas HealthCare System, the nation's third largest non-profit healthcare system, giving our students extensive clinical opportunities at Carolinas HealthCare System facilities.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Selectivity Lowest acceptance rates
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Completion Rates Highest completion rates
- The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Carolinas College of Health Sciences||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||35 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||486 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||14:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||85 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||401 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$48,100||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Carolinas College of Health Sciences is on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), the area's only Level I trauma center. The college features a well-equipped computer lab, simulation labs and biology labs. Carolinas College of Health Sciences has a proud tradition of educating the region's best nurses and allied health providers. We offer a small-school environment with big-hospital opportunities and experiences. In the late 1980s, Carolinas HealthCare System administration recognized the need for a school and established the CMHA School of Nursing. A feasibility study was conducted in 1989 to validate the need for nurses at the local and statewide level. Degree granting authority was obtained through the Hospital Authority Act [NC General Stat 113E-23 (a)(31)] and was delegated to the school by the Board of Commissioners. In December 1993, CMHA's Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to incorporate the CMHA School of Nursing and to appoint a board of directors for the school. Degree granting authority was delegated to the board of directors. The school was located on Blythe Boulevard on the Carolinas Medical Center campus in metropolitan Charlotte, NC. The school moved into the newly renovated Rankin Education Center in July 1994. Academic programs are offered in Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Emergency Medical Sciences, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, Medical Technology, General Education, Nurse Aide I, Phlebotomy and CPR / Life Support Courses. Carolinas College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Applied Science degree. The college also offers diploma and certificate-level educational programs.
- The nearest community college to Carolinas College of Health Sciences is Central Piedmont Community College (1.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 19,957 students | 1.30 Mi1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte,  NC  28204
- 395 students | 1.30 Mi322 Lamar Avenue
Charlotte,  NC  28204
- 2,255 students | 2.40 MiAcademic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte,  NC  28202
- 1,129 students | 5.20 MiThree Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte,  NC  28217
- 5,777 students | 20.20 Mi201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas,  NC  28034
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