Isothermal Community College

286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Top Ranked (2023-24): View Rankings
  • Isothermal Community College exists to improve life through learning. Isothermal Community College is an institution committed to the journey charted by the concept of the Learning-Centered College.

School Highlights

Isothermal Community College serves 2,042 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Enrollment: 2,042 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,358
  • Out-state tuition: $8,502
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 247 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
Isothermal Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
247 staff
256 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
40
93

Student Body

The student population of Isothermal Community College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Isothermal Community College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,042 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
716 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,326 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
150 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
716 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,326 students
1,583 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
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
6%
18%
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% White
78%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
35%
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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)
$27,200
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,358 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,502 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,358
$3,923
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,502
$9,541
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Isothermal Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$6,000
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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 Notes

  • Isothermal Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a comprehensive, two-year, public institution that serves the individuals in Rutherford and Polk Counties. The College offers individual courses and certificate, diploma and degree programs that enable students to transfer to four-year institutions or to acquire skills for new or continued employment, as well as to function effectively as citizens in our society. In addition, the College provides training for area business and industry, personal enrichment courses, remedial and developmental courses and community service activities. Programs of study fall into two major categories: college transfer and career preparation. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Programs are designed primarily for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. The Associate of Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs are designed for career preparation. Some Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs are also transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Isothermal Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
Profile last updated: 07/11/2023

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Isothermal Community College cost?
Isothermal Community College's tuition is approximately $2,358 for In-State students and $8,502 for Out-State students.
What is Isothermal Community College's ranking?
Isothermal Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Enrollment: 2,042 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,358
  • Out-state tuition: $8,502
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 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 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. 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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