• As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, Coastal Carolina Community College provides opportunities for quality post-secondary education, workforce training and lifelong learning for the civilian and military population of Onslow County, within the limits of available resources. Coastal values academic excellence, focuses on learning outcomes and student success, provides leadership for community cooperation and actively promotes the economic development of Onslow County.

School Highlights

Coastal Carolina Community College serves 3,571 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,571 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,334
  • Out-state tuition: $8,478
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Coastal Carolina Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 420 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Coastal Carolina Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
420 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Coastal Carolina Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Coastal Carolina Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,571 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,612 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,959 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
356 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,612 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,959 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
10%
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% Black
15%
18%
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% White
66%
60%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.13%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,300
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,334 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,478 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,334
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,478
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
67%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$3,375
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • In the fall of 1963, the Onslow County Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. J. Paul Tyndall, asked the Onslow County Commissioners to purchase 40 acres of property on U.S. Highway 17 for the establishment of an industrial education center. The newly established Onslow Industrial Education Center was a unit of the Lenior County Technical Institute. In 1972, with the dedication of the Hugh A. Ragsdale Building, the Board of Trustees started the relocation of the college to a new campus on Western Boulevard. For several years thereafter, the college operated on a split-campus until relocation was completed in 1978. Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station, New River, Coastal recognizes that we serve two very distinct communities - a proud military community, rich with tradition and reverence for our American heritage, and an equally proud civilian community, who remain steadfast and solid amidst constant change. Coastal Carolina Community College provides Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, Lifelong Learning, Workforce Development, Personal and Cultural Enrichment, Customized Training, Comprehensive Student Support, Developmental Education and Adult Basic Skills, an aggressive Program of Economic Development and accessible education including Distance Learning. Coastal Carolina Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Coastal Carolina Community College cost?

Coastal Carolina Community College's tuition is approximately $2,334 for In-State students and $8,478 for Out-State students.

What is Coastal Carolina Community College's ranking?

Coastal Carolina Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,571 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,334
  • Out-state tuition: $8,478
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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