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 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 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Louisburg College is the only community colleges within Franklin County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Louisburg College is Living Arts College (18.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Louisburg College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty34 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Louisburg College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Louisburg College diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment701 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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# Full-Time Students692 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students9 students1,361 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-136
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
58%
21%
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% White
30%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
Diversity Score0.570.56
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College Completion Rate
22%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,700$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,678 is more than the state average of $16,515. The private state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,678$16,515
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,000
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Acceptance Rate42%69%
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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 Composite1520
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ACT English1313
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ACT Math1616
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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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