Carteret Community College

Tel: (252)222-6000
  • CarteretCommunity college will be a leader in improving the quality of life for all citizens of Carteret county and Eastern North Carolina by offering high -quality ,innovative education , training , enrichment and support to all who need and value these services.
School Highlights
  • Carteret Community College serves 1,659 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Carteret Community College is the only community colleges within Carteret County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Carteret Community College is Pamlico Community College (24.3 miles away).

Top Placements (North Carolina)

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Carteret Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty65 staff139 staff
Carteret Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Carteret Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Carteret Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,659 students2,380 students
Carteret Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:119:1
Carteret Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students576 students1,019 students
Carteret Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,083 students1,361 students
Carteret Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Carteret Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Carteret Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2016)
% Asian
Carteret Community College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Carteret Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Carteret Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Carteret Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Carteret Community College More (2013-2016)
% Non Resident races
Carteret Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Carteret Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.56
Carteret Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Carteret Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$27,500
Carteret Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,676 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,284 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,676$3,911
Carteret Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,284$9,514
Carteret Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
Carteret Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,306$10,500
Carteret Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,449$6,092
Carteret Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1963, Carteret Community College is one of 59 institutions comprising the N.C. Community College System. Located in Morehead City, N.C., the college lies on the shores of the beautiful Bogue Sound -- part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. In the early years, the college offered a limited number of vocational technical courses such as marine diesel, small engine repair, air conditioning and heating, and electrical. Today, the college features a wide-range of educational, technical and vocational programs. With more than 100 courses to choose from, students can pursue programs leading to a certificate, diploma or associate degree. The courses of study include: Aquaculture, Basic Law Enforcement, Business Administration, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Technology, Early Childhood Associate/Teacher Associate, Electrical/Electronics, Emergency Medical/Paramedic, Esthetics, Fine Arts, Firefighter Training, Information Systems, Interior Design, Internet Technologies, Healthcare Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Marine Propulsion, Office Systems Technology, Paralegal Technology, Photographic Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Recreation, Welding, and a wide range of Health Science programs. The college transfer curriculum is one of the most popular programs, and enables students to obtain an associate in arts or associate in science degree and transfer to a four-year institution. Additionally, the college offers a variety of Corporate and Community Education courses to provide general education opportunities for upgrading job skills, gaining certification, and satisfying personal interests. These courses are offered on a continual basis, and include: several pre-licensing courses, computer applications, desktop publishing, First Aid/CPR, emergency medical technician certification, and a variety of Basic Skills courses. Accredited by the Southern Association Colleges and Schools since 1974, the college has 130 full-time and 248 part-time employees who provide quality education, training and support. Using innovative means of instruction such as telecourses and Internet-based courses, the college is committed to creating an accessible positive learning environment.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.