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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 2,536 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,536 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,526
  • Out-state tuition: $8,670
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 251 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Cleveland Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
251 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cleveland Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Cleveland Community College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,536 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
696 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,840 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Cleveland Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NC.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
233 students
277 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
696 students
727 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Cleveland Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,840 students
1,603 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
12%
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% Black
18%
21%
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% White
70%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cleveland Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.47
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.79%
1.51%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Cleveland Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,000
$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Cleveland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,526 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,670 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,526
$3,923
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Cleveland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,670
$9,541
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Cleveland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Cleveland Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
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
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cleveland Community College cost?

Cleveland Community College's tuition is approximately $2,526 for In-State students and $8,670 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,536 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,526
  • Out-state tuition: $8,670
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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