Louisburg College

Tel: (919)496-2521
  • 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 701 students (99% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Louisburg College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Living Arts College (18.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Louisburg College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty34 staff139 staff
Louisburg College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 701 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 13:1 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 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment701 students2,380 students
Louisburg College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:120:1
Louisburg College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students692 students1,019 students
Louisburg College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9 students1,361 students
Louisburg College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Louisburg College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
721721
Louisburg College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Louisburg College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Louisburg College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
6%
Louisburg College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
58%
21%
Louisburg College Black (2007-2016)
% White
30%
63%
Louisburg College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
1%
Louisburg College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
Louisburg College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Louisburg 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.0.570.55
Louisburg College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
22%
16%
Louisburg College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$27,500
Louisburg College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,678 is less than the state average of $16,754. The private state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,678$16,754
Louisburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%78%
Louisburg College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$10,500
Louisburg College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,092
Louisburg College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate42%69%
Louisburg College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,175986
SAT Reading385488
Louisburg College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math395498
Louisburg College SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.4449
ACT Composite1520
Louisburg College ACT Composite (2007-2012)
ACT English1313
Louisburg College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1616
Louisburg College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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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 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 Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.