Carolinas College of Health Sciences

1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203-2861
Tel: (704)355-5043
  • 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 486 students (17% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences is one of 7 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Central Piedmont Community College (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 35 staff 122 staff
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 486 has grown by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 486 students 2,273 students
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 20:1
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 85 students 967 students
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 401 students 1,306 students
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
5%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
21%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Black (2007-2016)
% White
79%
63%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
1%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.55
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
50%
16%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $48,100 $27,500
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,412 is more than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,412 is more than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,412 $3,902
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,412 $9,562
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67% 79%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $13,500 $10,500
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,672 $6,092
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 17% 69%
Carolinas College of Health Sciences Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,035 986
SAT Reading 505 488
Carolinas College of Health Sciences SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 530 498
Carolinas College of Health Sciences SAT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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