Best North Carolina Community Colleges (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 68 community colleges serving 218,878 students in North Carolina (60 public colleges and 8 private colleges).
For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Wayne Community College, Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh and Cape Fear Community College.
The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 40% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
10%
Black
18%
White
60%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
2%
Unknown
4%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked North Carolina Community Colleges (2024)

College
Location
Students
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-1921
| 6,601 students
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 694-1700
| 2,399 students
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Photo
Private not-for-profit
401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025
(704) 403-1555
| 526 students
Cape Fear Community College
Cape Fear Community College Photo - CFCC's Union Station Building is one of the college's newest facilities in downtown Wilmington.
Public
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000
| 8,680 students
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 355-5043
| 514 students
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 330-2722
| 16,668 students
Craven Community College
Public
800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-7200
| 2,629 students
2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 678-8400
| 10,233 students
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 334-4822
| 10,821 students
Halifax Community College
Public
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
(252) 536-2551
| 988 students
Haywood Community College
Public
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-2821
| 1,632 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Photo
Private not-for-profit
Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(866) 598-2427
| 1,396 students
Living Arts College
Public
3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 488-8500
| 171 students
Montgomery Community College
Public
1011 Page St
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 898-9600
| 679 students
Pamlico Community College
Public
5049 Hwy 306 South
Grantsboro, NC 28529
(252) 249-1851
| 362 students
Pitt Community College
Public
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
(252) 493-7200
| 7,688 students
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh
Private for-profit
3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 723-2820
| 282 students
Sampson Community College
Sampson Community College Photo
Public
Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28328
(910) 592-8081
| 1,492 students
Southeastern Community College
Public
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 642-7141
| 1,271 students
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 339-4000
| 2,259 students
Stanly Community College
Public
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 982-0121
| 2,432 students
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 866-5000
| 21,760 students
Wayne Community College
Public
3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
(919) 735-5151
| 2,701 students
William Peace University
Private not-for-profit
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 508-2000
| 830 students
Alamance Community College
Public
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 578-2002
| 4,037 students
5337 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-6194
| 1,382 students
Bladen Community College
Public
7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, NC 28332
(910) 879-5500
| 1,057 students
Brevard College
Private not-for-profit
One Brevard College Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-8332
| 828 students
Brunswick Community College
Public
50 College Rd
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 755-7300
| 1,553 students
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 726-2200
| 3,845 students
Carteret Community College
Public
3505 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-6000
| 1,347 students
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-7000
| 4,328 students
1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 775-5401
| 5,154 students
Cleveland Community College
Cleveland Community College Photo - Cleveland Community College
Public
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 669-4081
| 2,269 students
444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 455-1221
| 3,571 students
Show 33 more community colleges in North Carolina (out of 68 total colleges)
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Community Colleges in North Carolina (Closed)

School
Location
Students
5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 233-2520
| 278 students
10926 David Taylor Drive Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 548-2300
| 420 students
4135 Southstream Blvd., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 423-3100
| 319 students
4050 Piedmont Parkway, Ste 110
High Point, NC 27265
(336) 819-5900
| 426 students
1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 215-2000
| 353 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many community colleges are located in North Carolina?
There are 68 community colleges serving 218,878 students in North Carolina.
How much do community colleges cost in North Carolina?
For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 per year.
What are the top ranked community colleges in North Carolina?
The best top ranked community colleges in North Carolina include Wayne Community College, Platt College-Miller-Motte-Raleigh and Cape Fear Community College.
What is community college acceptance rate in North Carolina?
The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71% (view national acceptance rates).
What is community college diversity score in North Carolina?
North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70 (view national diversity statistics).
How diverse are community college in North Carolina?
North Carolina community college are approximately 40% minority students (majority Black).

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