Edgecombe Community College

  • The mission of Edgecombe Community College is to fulfill the educational, cultural, and training needs of adults and of business, industry, and public service agencies in the service area of the college.
School Highlights
  • Edgecombe Community College serves 2,552 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Edgecombe Community College is the only community colleges within Edgecombe County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Edgecombe Community College is Nash Community College (19.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Edgecombe Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty86 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Edgecombe Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Edgecombe Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,552 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,156 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,396 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
51%
21%
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% White
43%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
Diversity Score0.550.56
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College Completion Rate
7%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,376 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,520 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,376$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,520$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,118$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Edgecombe Technical Institute began as an extension unit of Wilson County Technical Institute. In 1967, the college came under complete Edgecombe County administration, thus dissolving the relationship with Wilson County Technical Institute. The final step to full institutional independence came in the spring of 1971 when the General Assembly made all technical institutes of North Carolina independent of any local boards of education and granted government by a 12-member Board of Trustees. The Legislature has since designated a 13th non-voting member to the Board of Trustees, the SGA president. In 1987, the name of the college was officially changed to Edgecombe Community College. In 1997, the college changed from the quarter system to the semester system as mandated by the North Carolina Community College System. ECC is one of the 58 colleges that make up the North Carolina Community College System. Steady growth and expanding impact have characterized Edgecombe Community College as it has evolved from one small building in 1968 into a multi-campus institution with campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The college helped meet the educational and training needs of about 9,500 individuals in our community last year. ECC's main campus is located on 120 acres 2.5 miles south of Tarboro and comprises eight buildings. ECC also operates a campus in the Edgecombe County portion of Rocky Mount. This campus covers one city block and comprises two buildings. The college's newest building, the Arts, Civic and Technology Center, opened on the Tarboro campus in May 2004. In addition to a 1,020-seat auditorium, the building features classrooms, computer labs, offices, and rentable spaces for meetings, conferences, and receptions. The college offers 49 curriculum programs resulting in two-year degrees, one-year diplomas, or certificates. Through the Continuing Education division, we offer about 600 continuing education classes annually. We also offer customized training to local business and industry through our Business and Industry division. We make every effort to tailor our programs and classes to meet students' needs. Edgecombe Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate in arts degrees, associate in science degrees, and associate in applied science degrees. The following agencies accredit or approve specific programs: the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the N.C. State Board of Nursing, the N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, American Medical Association, the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), and the American Association of Colleges and Junior Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,537 students | 19.50 Mi522 N. Old Carriage Road
    Rocky Mount NC  27804
    (252)443-4011
    19.503,537
  • 1,777 students | 20.90 Mi902 Herring Ave
    Wilson NC  27893
    (252)291-1195
    20.901,777
  • 353 students | 21.60 Mi1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102
    Greenville NC  27834
    (252)215-2000
    21.60353
  • 8,902 students | 24.50 Mi1986 Pitt Tech Road
    Winterville NC  28590
    (252)493-7200
    24.508,902
  • 477 students | 26.70 Mi1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
    Williamston NC  27892
    (252)792-1521
    26.70477
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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.