Central Carolina Community College

  • Central Carolina Community College is committed to understanding and meeting the educational needs of the area`s citizens, businesses, industries, and service sectors. The College provides life-long educational opportunities consistent with our students` interests and abilities, prepares graduates capable of acquiring and applying knowledge and succeeding in the regional and global community, and serves as a positive economic, social, and cultural catalyst in our diverse communities. The College is committed to teaching and learning excellence.
School Highlights
  • Central Carolina Community College serves 5,248 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Central Carolina Community College is the only community colleges within Lee County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Central Carolina Community College is Sandhills Community College (22.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Central Carolina Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 252 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Central Carolina 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 Faculty252 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Central Carolina Community College has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The Central Carolina Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,248 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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# Full-Time Students-1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students-1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
19%
6%
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% Black
16%
21%
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% White
55%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
Diversity Score0.510.56
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College Completion Rate
22%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,400$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,396 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,540 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,396$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,540$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Golf, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Carolina Community College is a tax supported, public non-profit school under the control of a local board of trustees. Chartered in 1958 by the North Carolina State Board of Education, it became a part of the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges in 1963. The first curriculum classes were held in September 17, 1962. Central Carolina Community College's main campus is located on a 41-acre site on Kelly Drive off Nash Street near U.S. Highway 421 (east), Sanford, North Carolina, and has 177,000 square feet of class room, shop, and laboratory space. Ample equipment, a large Learning Resource Center, and an efficient staff provide optimum training in a variety of adult programs. The College provides market-responsive technical and vocational programs, university transfer programs, a strong general education core, educational programs and services custom-tailored to the needs of business and industry, instruction and training for career development, a comprehensive literacy program, emergency-services education, avocational and cultural enrichment courses and opportunities, supervised work experiences, educational opportunities in area correctional facilities, and enrichment opportunities for public school students (sixteen years or older), as well as special programs and services for students under the age of 16. In addition to the two-year programs that lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree, one-year programs that lead to a diploma, and the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree programs that transfer to a four-year college or university, Central Carolina Community College also offers non-credit courses in adult basic education, adult high school and other adult education courses in technical, vocational, academic and general interest areas. Central Carolina Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

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