• 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 4,054 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 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,054 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,401
  • Out-state tuition: $8,545
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 461 teachers has grown by 74% over five years.
Johnston Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
461 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Johnston Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Johnston Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,054 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,250 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,804 students
1,603 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Johnston Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
365 students
277 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,250 students
727 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,804 students
1,603 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
12%
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% Black
13%
21%
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% White
64%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.37%
1.51%
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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)
$30,400
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,401 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,545 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,401
$3,923
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,545
$9,541
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Johnston Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
7514.10 Out-of-state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
57%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Johnston Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,000
$11,865
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Johnston Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,131
$5,846
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Johnston Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Johnston Community College cost?

Johnston Community College's tuition is approximately $2,401 for In-State students and $8,545 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,054 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,401
  • Out-state tuition: $8,545
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 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.

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