Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College
  • The College`s mission is to help students achieve professional and personal goals by providing quality, accessible educational programs and services; to serve as an agent for economic development by responding to the educational and training needs of business and industry, and to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in Cleveland County by actively participating in collaborative community initiatives.
School Highlights
  • Cleveland Community College serves 2,990 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Cleveland Community College is the only community colleges within Cleveland County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Cleveland Community College is Gaston College (17.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 197 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cleveland Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty197 staff139 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Cleveland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Cleveland Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,990 students2,380 students
Student:Teacher Ratio15:119:1
# Full-Time Students1,029 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students1,961 students1,361 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.380.56
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,000$27,500

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,526 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,670 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,526$3,911
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,670$9,514
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Cleveland Community College established in 1965 by and for the people of Cleveland County is a comprehensive, public two-year college and member institution of the North Carolina Community College System. Programs of study include college transfer Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees; Associate in Applied Science degrees; Associate in General Education degree; technical and vocational diplomas and certificates. Support services include academic advisement, developmental support, library/media services, and instructional technology. Cleveland Community College's transfer program includes many courses designed to prepare students for upper division study in such fields as business, education, engineering, dentistry, law, and medicine. Cleveland Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Cleveland Community College is Gaston College (17.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
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    Dallas NC  28034
    (704) 922-6200
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    Spindale NC  28160
    (828) 286-3636
  • 4,742 students | 31.20 Mi2550 Hwy 70 SE
    Hickory NC  28602
    (828) 327-7000
  • 5,495 students | 31.70 Mi107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg SC  29303
    (864) 592-4600
  • 2,056 students | 32.60 Mi1001 Burkemont Ave
    Morganton NC  28655
    (828) 438-6000
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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.