• For more than 220 years, Louisburg College has been preparing students for success, offering associate degrees in arts, sciences and business, and sending more than 92% of its graduates to four-year colleges and universities. As a two-year residential college, we focus on getting students ready for excellence at a four-year school offering baccalaureate degrees.

School Highlights

Louisburg College serves 490 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,678
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 244% over five years.
Louisburg College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
117 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Louisburg College has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Louisburg College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
490 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
481 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
9 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
526 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
481 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
722 students
717 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
43%
18%
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% White
41%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.24%
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)
$27,700
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,678 is less than the state average of $27,763. The private state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,678
$27,763
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,536
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
82%
82%
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SAT Total Avg.
780
986
SAT Reading
385
488
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SAT Math
395
498
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SAT Writing (Year 2007)
395
395
ACT Total Avg.
29
29
ACT Composite
16
20
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ACT English
13
13
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ACT Math
16
16
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Having evolved from three earlier institutions, Franklin Male Academy, Louisburg Female Academy, and Louisburg Female College, Louisburg College is the oldest chartered two-year, church-related, co-educational college in the nation. During the presidency of Arthur D. Mohn in the 1920s, Louisburg College experienced a period of building expansion. The West Wing of Main Building, the Pattie Julia Wright Dormitory, and the Franklin County Building were constructed. Unfortunately, a disastrous fire gutted Main Building and the new West Wing in 1928. Louisburg College has comprehensive transfer agreements with many public and private colleges and universities, including the 16 branches of the University of North Carolina system, that allow Louisburg College graduates to make a seamless transition upon entering four-year schools as full-fledged juniors. Our top five transfer schools are East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Barton College. The faculty at Louisburg is dedicated to the success of every student. Teaching and advising - not research - are our professors primary responsibilities. Our dedicated faculty provide individual assistance, ensuring that each student is academically prepared to meet the requirements of major four-year colleges and universities. Louisburg College has a long tradition of excellence in athletic competition. Hurricane athletics play an integral part in college and campus life. Because Louisburg is a two-year college, our players have the added valuable opportunity to contribute and make a difference on their teams from the first pitch, dribble, or header.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Louisburg College cost?

Louisburg College's private state tuition is approximately $16,678.

What is the acceptance rate of Louisburg College?

The acceptance rate of Louisburg College is 82%, which is equal to the state average of 82%.

What is Louisburg College's ranking?

Louisburg College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,678
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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