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.
- The teacher population of 197 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Cleveland Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||197 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,990 students||2,380 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,029 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,961 students||1,361 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$27,000||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,777 students | 17.20 Mi201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas,  NC  28034
- 2,057 students | 24.20 Mi286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale,  NC  28160
- 4,742 students | 31.20 Mi2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory,  NC  28602
- 1,129 students | 32.50 MiThree Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte,  NC  28217
- 2,056 students | 32.50 Mi1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton,  NC  28655
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.