Central Carolina Community College

Tel: (919)775-5401
  • 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 4,776 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Central Carolina Community College is the only community colleges within Lee County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Sandhills Community College (22.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 194 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Central Carolina Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 194 staff 122 staff
Central Carolina Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,776 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,776 students 2,273 students
Central Carolina Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 20:1
Central Carolina Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,166 students 967 students
Central Carolina Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,610 students 1,306 students
Central Carolina Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Carolina Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Central Carolina Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Central Carolina Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Carolina Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Carolina Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Central Carolina Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Central Carolina Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Central Carolina Community College 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. 0.51 0.55
Central Carolina Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Central Carolina Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $26,400 -
Central Carolina Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,396 is less than the state average of $3,902. 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 $9,562. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,396 $3,902
Central Carolina Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,540 $9,562
Central Carolina Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68% 79%
Central Carolina Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates - -
Median Debt for Dropouts - -
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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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,051 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.