Halifax Community College

  • Halifax Community College is a public, two-year educational institution with an open-door admissions policy. The purpose of the College is to improve the quality of life and the educational and economic base of the service area. The College prepares adults for the workforce through certificate, diploma and associate degree programs as well as life-long learning opportunities. The College strives to meet the needs of the student population, business community, area industries, and public agencies by providing low-cost, geographically accessible education at convenient times.

School Highlights

Halifax Community College serves 996 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 108 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Halifax Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty108 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Halifax Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Halifax Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment996 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:118:1
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# Full-Time Students432 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students564 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
10%
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% Black
50%
22%
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% White
37%
55%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.610.63
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College Completion Rate
30%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,000$27,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,426 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,570 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,426$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,570$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,070$5,895
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Halifax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Halifax Community College is Southside Virginia Community College (33.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,430 students | 33.10 Mi109 Campus Drive
    Alberta VA  23821
    (888) 220-7822
    33.103,430
  • 900 students | 33.60 Mi109 Community College Rd
    Ahoskie NC  27910
    (252) 862-1200
    33.60900
  • 3,055 students | 35.00 Mi522 N. Old Carriage Road
    Rocky Mount NC  27804
    (252) 443-4011
    35.003,055
  • 2,012 students | 37.90 Mi2009 W Wilson St
    Tarboro NC  27886
    (252) 823-5166
    37.902,012
  • 1,288 students | 41.10 Mi100 N College Dr
    Franklin VA  23851
    (757) 569-6700
    41.101,288
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,630 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 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.