Lenoir Community College

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502-0000
Tel: (252)527-6223
School Highlights
  • Lenoir Community College serves 2,959 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 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Lenoir Community College is the only community colleges within Lenoir County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Pitt Community College (23.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 327 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Lenoir Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty327 staff139 staff
Lenoir Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,959 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,959 students2,380 students
Lenoir Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio9:120:1
Lenoir Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,287 students1,019 students
Lenoir Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,672 students1,361 students
Lenoir Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lenoir Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Lenoir Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2016)
% Asian
Lenoir Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Lenoir Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lenoir Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lenoir Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lenoir Community College More (2012-2016)
Lenoir Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.55
Lenoir Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lenoir Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,500$27,500
Lenoir Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,279 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,039 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,279$3,904
Lenoir Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,039$9,565
Lenoir Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%78%
Lenoir Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$2,251$10,500
Lenoir Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2009)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,625$6,092
Lenoir Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2010)


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Automotive Customizing Club, Biomechanics Club, Computering Engineering Club, Cooks and Connoisserus, Criminal Justice Club, Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology Club, Horticulture Club, Human Service Club, Lamplighters Club, Medical Assisting Club, Night Owls Club, Nightingales Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Radiant Beams Club, Science Club, Student Government Association, Surgical Technology Club, Welding Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lenoir Community College (LCC) chartered April 3, 1958,  is part of the North Carolina Community College System.  Primarily serving Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties, LCC is located in Kinston, North Carolina, at the intersection of US 70 and NC 58. The College offers both degree and non-degree programs and serves approximately 4,300 curriculum students and 14,000 continuing education students annually ranking 15th in enrollment among the 58 community colleges in the state. Lenoir Community College provides excellent educational opportunities delivered by well-qualified, professional faculty using state-of-the-art equipment through traditional and distance learning options. LCC’s student-oriented support staff is committed to providing high quality support services to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The College offers 45 associate degree programs, 33 diploma programs, and 86 certificate/skills certificate programs. Lenoir Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.