Cleveland Community College

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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 2,551 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty197 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cleveland Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Cleveland Community College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,551 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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# Full-Time Students961 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students1,590 students1,362 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
10%
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% Black
18%
22%
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% White
71%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.460.63
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College Completion Rate
21%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,000$27,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,526 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,670 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,526$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,670$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (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
  • 5,362 students | 17.20 Mi201 Hwy 321 S
    Dallas NC  28034
    (704) 922-6200
    17.205,362
  • 1,941 students | 24.10 Mi286 ICC Loop Road
    Spindale NC  28160
    (828) 286-3636
    24.101,941
  • 4,610 students | 31.20 Mi2550 Hwy 70 SE
    Hickory NC  28602
    (828) 327-7000
    31.204,610
  • 4,534 students | 31.70 Mi107 Community College Drive
    Spartanburg SC  29303
    (864) 592-4500
    31.704,534
  • 1,779 students | 32.60 Mi1001 Burkemont Ave
    Morganton NC  28655
    (828) 438-3500
    32.601,779
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,630 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 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.