Best North Carolina Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 69 community colleges serving 226,453 students in North Carolina (59 public colleges and 10 private colleges).
For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $25,071 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Cape Fear Community College, Stanly Community College and Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 45% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
10%
Black
22%
White
55%
Two or more races
3%
Non Resident
2%
Unknown
5%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked North Carolina Community Colleges (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 340 Victoria Rd
    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 254-1921

    6,892 students
  • 50 College Rd
    Bolivia, NC 28422
    (910) 755-7300

    1,482 students
  • 401 Medical Park Drive
    Concord, NC 28025
    (704) 403-1555

    433 students
  • 411 North Front Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 362-7000

    8,378 students
  • 1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    (704) 355-5043

    467 students
  • 3505 Arendell St
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 222-6000

    1,390 students
  • 1201 Elizabeth Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    (704) 330-2722

    18,824 students
  • 800 College Ct
    New Bern, NC 28562
    (252) 638-7200

    3,003 students
  • 2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    (910) 678-8400

    10,932 students
  • 601 E. Main Street
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    (336) 334-4822

    10,520 students
  • Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (866) 598-2427

    1,681 students
  • 245 College Road
    Smithfield, NC 27577
    (919) 934-3051

    4,047 students
  • Living Arts College
    Private for-profit
    3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 488-8500

    243 students
  • 1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 215-2000

    353 students
  • 1011 Page St
    Troy, NC 27371
    (910) 898-9600

    836 students
  • 5049 Hwy 306 South
    Grantsboro, NC 28529
    (252) 249-1851

    527 students
  • 1986 Pitt Tech Road
    Winterville, NC 28590
    (252) 493-7200

    8,185 students
  • 447 College Drive
    Sylva, NC 28779
    (828) 339-4000

    2,366 students
  • 141 College Drive
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    (704) 982-0121

    2,545 students
  • 200 Community College Road
    Henderson, NC 27537
    (252) 492-2061

    3,063 students
  • 9101 Fayetteville Road
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919) 866-5000

    21,872 students
  • William Peace University
    Private not-for-profit
    15 E Peace St
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 508-2000

    910 students
  • 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
    Graham, NC 27253
    (336) 578-2002

    4,248 students
  • 5337 US Highway 264 East
    Washington, NC 27889
    (252) 946-6194

    1,543 students
  • 7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin, NC 28332
    (910) 879-5500

    1,017 students
  • 180 West Campus Drive
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 694-1700

    2,186 students
  • Brevard College
    Private not-for-profit
    One Brevard College Drive
    Brevard, NC 28712
    (828) 884-8332

    702 students
  • 2855 Hickory Boulevard
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 726-2200

    3,581 students
  • 2550 Hwy 70 SE
    Hickory, NC 28602
    (828) 327-7000

    4,610 students
  • 1105 Kelly Dr
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 775-5401

    5,248 students
  • 137 S Post Rd
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 669-4136

    2,551 students
  • 444 Western Blvd
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
    (910) 455-1221

    3,864 students
  • 1208 N Road St
    Elizabeth City, NC 27906
    (252) 335-0821

    2,557 students
  • 297 DCCC Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    (336) 249-8186

    3,654 students
  • 1637 Lawson Street
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919) 536-7200

    5,434 students
  • Show 34 more community colleges in North Carolina (out of 69 total colleges)
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