• 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 944 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 944 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,238
  • Out-state tuition: $7,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Martin Community 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
Public
Public
Total Faculty
137 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Martin Community College has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Martin Community College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
944 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
221 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
723 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
621 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
221 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
723 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
21%
18%
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% White
45%
60%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
31%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.75
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.28%
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)
$23,600
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,238 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,988 is less than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,238
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,988
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,625
$6,276
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Martin Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,625
$2,625
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Martin Community College cost?

Martin Community College's tuition is approximately $2,238 for In-State students and $7,988 for Out-State students.

What is Martin Community College's ranking?

Martin Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 944 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,238
  • Out-state tuition: $7,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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