Johnston Community College

245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Tel: (919)934-3051
4,021 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Johnston Community College is to provide readily accessible, high quality educational opportunities that prepare students for local and global opportunities in the twenty-first century.
School Highlights
  • Johnston Community College serves 4,021 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 37%.
  • Johnston Community College is the only community colleges within Johnston County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Wayne Community College (22.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 187 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Johnston Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 187 staff 122 staff
Johnston Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,021 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,021 students 2,069 students
Johnston Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 20:1
Johnston Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,823 students 967 students
Johnston Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,198 students 1,306 students
Johnston Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Johnston Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Johnston Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Johnston Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Johnston Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Johnston Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Johnston Community College White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
% Non Resident races
Johnston Community College Non Resident (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
Johnston Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.55
Johnston Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,305 is more than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,449 is more than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,305 $2,281
Johnston Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,449 $8,425
Johnston Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69% 79%
Johnston Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Johnston Community College (JCC) in Smithfield, North Carolina, is located thirty miles east of Raleigh near the junction of I-95 and US 70. The 175-acre main campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, picturesque pines, colorful azaleas and scenic ponds. Johnston Community College has campuses throughout the county, including the Cleveland Center, the Workforce Development Center in Clayton, and the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a 2800 acre wildlife preserve and teaching facility. Originally established in 1969 in Four Oaks, North Carolina, and moved to its current location in 1976, JCC has maintained its small town values while progressively meeting the needs of the fastest growing county in North Carolina. The College was fully accredited in 1977. As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, it is a public, two-year post-secondary college with an open-door admission policy. Johnston Community College provides comprehensive occupational, general, and continuing education programs, as well as community service activities for Johnston County and surrounding areas. The College opens its doors to the community and seeks to provide for the fullest possible development of the potential of all students in order that they may increase their knowledge and understanding of life; that they may develop occupational and educational proficiencies in accordance with their interests, talents, and aspirations; and that they may continue their personal growth. To that end, the College, in its programs, services and future plans, strives to reflect the unique demographic, economic and culturally diverse area it serves. Johnston Community College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.