800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 2,629 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,629 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,847
  • Out-state tuition: $6,455
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Craven Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 335 teachers has grown by 127% over five years.
Craven Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
335 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Craven Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Craven Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,629 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
726 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,903 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
248 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
726 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,903 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
10%
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% Black
15%
18%
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% White
65%
60%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.09%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,500
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,847 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,455 is less than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,847
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,455
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,251
$10,994
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,375
$5,625
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Craven Community College cost?

Craven Community College's tuition is approximately $1,847 for In-State students and $6,455 for Out-State students.

What is Craven Community College's ranking?

Craven Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Least expensive tuition, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,629 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,847
  • Out-state tuition: $6,455
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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