Best North Carolina Community Colleges (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 68 community colleges serving 218,435 students in North Carolina (59 public colleges and 9 private colleges).
For North Carolina 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 (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Stanly Community College, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte and Craven 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 (2023)

College
Location
Students
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-1921
| 6,601 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
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-7000
| 4,328 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
| 9,790 students
2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 723-0371
| 7,587 students
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 334-4822
| 10,821 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
Private for-profit
3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 488-8500
| 171 students
Pitt Community College
Public
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
(252) 493-7200
| 7,688 students
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 216-7222
| 7,109 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
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
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 694-1700
| 2,399 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
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
College of the Albemarle
College of the Albemarle Photo - COA Campus
Public
1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
(252) 335-0821
| 2,508 students
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
(336) 249-8186
| 3,765 students
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 536-7200
| 4,672 students
Edgecombe Community College
Public
2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166
| 1,459 students
Gaston College
Public
201 Hwy 321 S
Dallas, NC 28034
(704) 922-6200
| 5,345 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
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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

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