Craven Community College

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 higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Craven Community College is the only community colleges within Craven County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Craven Community College is Pamlico Community College (15.8 miles away).

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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 LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty147 staff139 staff
Craven Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Craven Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Craven Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,991 students2,380 students
Craven Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
Craven Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,206 students1,019 students
Craven Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,785 students1,361 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 Score0.500.56
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 $3,911. 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 $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,847$3,911
Craven Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,455$9,514
Craven Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid39%81%
Craven Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,518$6,625
Craven Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2008)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$5,500
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 $3,911 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.