Craven Community College

800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562-4900
Tel: (252)638-7200
  • 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 2,991 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is same as the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Craven Community College is the only community colleges within Craven County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Pamlico Community College (15.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 147 teachers has declined by 14% 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
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 147 staff 122 staff
Craven Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,991 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,991 students 2,273 students
Craven Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 20:1
Craven Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,206 students 967 students
Craven Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,785 students 1,306 students
Craven Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Craven Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Craven Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2016)
% Asian
Craven Community College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Craven Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Craven Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Craven Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Non Resident races
Craven Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Craven Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50 0.55
Craven Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Craven Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,500 $27,500
Craven Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,847 is less than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,455 is less than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,847 $3,902
Craven Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,455 $9,562
Craven Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 39% 79%
Craven Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $5,518 $10,500
Craven Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2008)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,000 $6,092
Craven Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,077 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.