• 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 871 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 871 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,676
  • Out-state tuition: $7,284
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Carteret Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Carteret Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
250 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Carteret Community College has declined by 47% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Carteret Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
871 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
347 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
524 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Carteret Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
7%
21%
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% White
80%
55%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.35
0.64
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College Completion Rate
36%
26%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Carteret Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,900
$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Carteret Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,676 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,284 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has declined by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,676
$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,284
$9,538
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Carteret Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Carteret Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,306
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Carteret Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,000
$5,625
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Carteret Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

School Calendar

View the Carteret Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Mid-Semester Break (Fall Break) October 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
  • Mid-Semester Break (Spring Break) March 07, 2023 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 871 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,676
  • Out-state tuition: $7,284
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 20%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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