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.

School Highlights

Craven Community College serves 3,003 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 147 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Craven Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty147 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Craven Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The Craven Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,003 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,038 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students1,965 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
16%
22%
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% White
59%
55%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.610.63
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College Completion Rate
27%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$27,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,847 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,455 is less than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,847$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,455$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,251$11,173
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,895
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Craven Community College is Pamlico Community College (15.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 527 students | 15.60 Mi5049 Hwy 306 South
    Grantsboro NC  28529
    (252) 249-1851
    15.60527
  • 2,693 students | 27.90 Mi231 Highway 58 South
    Kinston NC  28502
    (252) 527-6223
    27.902,693
  • 3,864 students | 28.30 Mi444 Western Blvd
    Jacksonville NC  28546
    (910) 455-1221
    28.303,864
  • 1,543 students | 30.20 Mi5337 US Highway 264 East
    Washington NC  27889
    (252) 946-6194
    30.201,543
  • 1,390 students | 33.30 Mi3505 Arendell St
    Morehead City NC  28557
    (252) 222-6000
    33.301,390
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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.