Louisburg College

  • 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 556 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Louisburg College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 88% over five years.
Louisburg College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty117 staff256 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Louisburg College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Louisburg College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment556 students2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:110:1
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# Full-Time Students546 students727 students
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# Part-Time Students10 students1,603 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
722 students617 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
12%
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% Black
66%
21%
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% White
22%
55%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.510.64
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College Completion Rate
30%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,678 is less than the state average of $19,438. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,678$19,438
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,026
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$5,625
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Acceptance Rate60%60%
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SAT Total Avg.780986
SAT Reading385488
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SAT Math395498
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SAT Writing (Year 2007)395395
ACT Total Avg.2929
ACT Composite1620
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ACT English1313
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ACT Math1616
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Louisburg College is Living Arts College (18.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 234 students | 18.30 Mi3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 488-8500
    18.30234
  • 3,158 students | 18.30 Mi200 Community College Road
    Henderson, NC 27537
    (252) 492-2061
    18.303,158
  • 2,666 students | 24.00 Mi522 N. Old Carriage Road
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    (252) 443-4011
    24.002,666
  • 474 students | 24.70 Mi3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 723-2820
    24.70474
  • William Peace University
    Private not-for-profit
    889 students | 29.00 Mi15 E Peace St
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 508-2000
    29.00889
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