North Carolina Community Colleges

  • There are 72 community colleges located throughout North Carolina (60 public colleges and 12 private colleges), serving 244,225 students.
  • For North Carolina 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69% (view national acceptance rates).
  • North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 38% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 19:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
6%
Black
21%
White
62%
Two or more races
1%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
6%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

North Carolina Community Colleges by Town:

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