Coastal Carolina Community College

  • 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 4,355 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Coastal Carolina Community College is the only community colleges within Onslow County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Coastal Carolina Community College is Craven Community College (28.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 265 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Coastal Carolina Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty265 staff139 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Coastal Carolina Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Coastal Carolina Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,355 students2,380 students
Student:Teacher Ratio16:119:1
# Full-Time Students2,220 students1,019 students
# Part-Time Students2,135 students1,361 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
Diversity Score0.450.56
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,300$27,500

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,334 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,478 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,334$3,911
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,478$9,514
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$3,375$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,500$6,000
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.