Craven Community College
- Craven Community College, a public two-year college with an open-door admissions policy, provides programs to meet the diverse needs of our community through a variety of delivery systems, including distance education, by providing education, training, and retraining for the workforce; basic skills and literacy education; technical and college transfer programs; services to and partnerships with business and industry to promote economic development in a global environment and services to communities, organizations, and individuals to enrich the quality of life.
Craven Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 147 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Craven Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||147 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,991 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,206 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,785 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,500||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Craven Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college located in beautiful and historic eastern North Carolina. Craven Community College is a 3,000-student, two-campus institution located in historic Craven County, North Carolina. We offer a wide range of curriculum, continuing education and basic skills programs. Our New Bern and Havelock campuses also are dynamic places where neighbors and visitors come together to learn, to share and to stay involved. The first Craven County adult education classes, funded through the Lenoir IEC, were held at Brinson Memorial School in 1961. Two of the first classes illustrated the workforce development focus of the IEC's: a blueprint reading course offered for the employees of Riverside Iron Works, and basic electronics course comprised primarily of employees from the local telephone company. From these humble roots, Craven Community College was born. In April 1971, the College moved into its new two-building campus on Racetrack Road with an enrollment of 350 curriculum students and 384 continuing education students. That December, the College received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- The nearest community college to Craven Community College is Pamlico Community College (15.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 410 students | 15.80 Mi5049 Hwy 306 South
Grantsboro,  NC  28529
- 2,959 students | 27.40 Mi231 Highway 58 South
Kinston,  NC  28502
- 4,355 students | 28.10 Mi444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville,  NC  28546
- 2,035 students | 30.30 Mi5337 US Highway 264 East
Washington,  NC  27889
- 1,659 students | 33.40 Mi3505 Arendell St
Morehead City,  NC  28557
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