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 2,961 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 335 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Craven Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty335 staff256 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 9:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Craven Community College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,961 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:110:1
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# Full-Time Students932 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students2,029 students1,603 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
10%
12%
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% Black
17%
21%
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% White
60%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.64
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College Completion Rate
29%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,847 is less than the state average of $3,920. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,455 is less than the state average of $9,538. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,847$3,920
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,455$9,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%76%
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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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Source: 2020 (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
  • 549 students | 15.60 Mi5049 Hwy 306 South
    Grantsboro, NC 28529
    (252) 249-1851
    15.60549
  • 2,526 students | 27.90 Mi231 Highway 58 South
    Kinston, NC 28502
    (252) 527-6223
    27.902,526
  • 3,797 students | 28.30 Mi444 Western Blvd
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
    (910) 455-1221
    28.303,797
  • 1,539 students | 30.20 Mi5337 US Highway 264 East
    Washington, NC 27889
    (252) 946-6194
    30.201,539
  • 871 students | 33.30 Mi3505 Arendell St
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 222-6000
    33.30871
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.