Martin Community College

1161 Kehukee Pk Rd
Williamston, NC 27892-9988
Tel: (252)792-1521
  • Martin Community College is a public comprehensive community college serving primarily residents of Martin County and segments of Bertie and Washington Counties. The College provides quality post-secondary curriculum programs leading to an Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, or General Education degree, diploma, or a certificate of proficiency. Also offered is a certificate of attendance or diploma for Continuing Education courses.
School Highlights
  • Martin Community College serves 477 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Martin Community College is the only community colleges within Martin County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Beaufort County Community College (22.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 59% over five years.
Martin Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 83 staff 122 staff
Martin Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 477 has declined by 41% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 477 students 2,273 students
Martin Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1 20:1
Martin Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 244 students 967 students
Martin Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 233 students 1,306 students
Martin Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Martin Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Martin Community College Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
Martin Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Martin Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Martin Community 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. 0.67 0.55
Martin Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Martin Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $23,600 $27,500
Martin Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,238 is less than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 60% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,988 is less than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,238 $3,902
Martin Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,988 $9,562
Martin Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 79%
Martin Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,625 $10,500
Martin Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2008)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,313 $6,092
Martin Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2009)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Martin Community College was initially authorized as Martin Technical Institute by the General Assembly of North Carolina during the 1967 session. The State Board of Education exercised the authority the General Assembly delegated to it by contracting with the Martin County Board of Education for the establishment of a unit of the North Carolina Department of Community College System. This action was finalized on September 7, 1967. Martin Technical Institute was granted community college status by the General Assembly on June 26, 1975, with funding for a two-year college transfer program appropriated on July 1, 1976. The name was officially changed to Martin Community College on July 1, 1976. Martin Community College is conveniently located one mile west of Williamston, North Carolina. The physical plant consists of 146,265 square feet of space used to provide realistic instruction in air-conditioned classrooms, laboratories, and shops. The library has a collection of approximately 30,200 volumes as well as special resource materials selected by professional librarians in consultation with faculty and administrative personnel. The College is committed to providing quality educational experiences at a reasonable cost and at times convenient to students who work part-time or full-time. In addition to scheduling traditional classes to meet the needs of students, the College offers a variety of distance learning opportunities including Internet classes, classes on the North Carolina Information Highway, and telecourses. Martin Community College serves as an educational link between adults with educational needs and employers with needs for a skilled workforce. Occupational and vocational/technical training are emphasized in both curriculum and continuing education offerings. Additional emphases are placed on the College's transfer programs, basic skills programs, and developmental education programs.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,077 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.