Martin Community College

  • 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 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Martin Community College is the only community colleges within Martin County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Martin Community College is Beaufort County Community College (22.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Martin Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty83 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Martin Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Martin Community College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment477 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:119:1
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# Full-Time Students244 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students233 students1,361 students
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% Hispanic
-
6%
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% Black
36%
21%
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% White
32%
62%
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% Unknown races
32%
6%
Diversity Score0.670.56
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College Completion Rate
6%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$23,600$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,238 is less than the state average of $3,911. 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 $9,514. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,238$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,988$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,625$6,500
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$3,000
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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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For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.