Carolinas College of Health Sciences

2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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.

School Highlights

Carolinas College of Health Sciences serves 514 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,412
  • Out-state tuition: $13,412
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Carolinas College of Health Sciences ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
61 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Carolinas College of Health Sciences has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Carolinas College of Health Sciences diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
514 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
94 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
420 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
425 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
94 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
420 students
1,583 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
11%
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% Black
11%
18%
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% White
74%
59%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.43
0.60
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
50%
25.43%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.01%
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$48,100
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $13,412 is more than the state average of $3,924. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,412 is more than the state average of $9,543. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$13,412
$3,924
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,412
$9,543
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,250
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
32%
82%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,035
986
SAT Reading
505
488
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SAT Math
530
498
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ACT Composite
22
20
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ACT English (Year 2021)
21
19
ACT Math (Year 2021)
22
19
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Carolinas College of Health Sciences cost?
Carolinas College of Health Sciences's tuition is approximately $13,412 for In-State students and $13,412 for Out-State students.
What schools are Carolinas College of Health Sciences often compared to?
Carolinas College of Health Sciencesis often viewed alongside schools like Central Piedmont Community College by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Carolinas College of Health Sciences?
The acceptance rate of Carolinas College of Health Sciences is 32%, which is lower than the state average of 82%. Carolinas College of Health Sciences's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in North Carolina with low acceptance rates.
What is Carolinas College of Health Sciences's ranking?
Carolinas College of Health Sciences ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Lowest acceptance rates, Percent of students receiving financial aid, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.
In what neighborhood is Carolinas College of Health Sciences located?
Carolinas College of Health Sciences is located in the Eagle Lake neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,412
  • Out-state tuition: $13,412
  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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