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 5,154 students (32% 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 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,154 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,396
  • Out-state tuition: $8,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 626 teachers has grown by 222% over five years.
Central Carolina Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
626 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Carolina Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Central Carolina Community College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,154 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,652 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,502 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
378 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,652 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,502 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
10%
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% Black
20%
18%
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% White
57%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
35%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,400
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,396 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,540 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,396
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,540
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Central Carolina Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
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

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Carolina Community College cost?
Central Carolina Community College's tuition is approximately $2,396 for In-State students and $8,540 for Out-State students.
What sports does Central Carolina Community College offer?
Central Carolina Community College offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf and Volleyball.
What is Central Carolina Community College's ranking?
Central Carolina Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,154 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,396
  • Out-state tuition: $8,540
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • 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 $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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