North Carolina Community Colleges

  • There are 72 community colleges located throughout North Carolina (60 public colleges and 12 private colleges), serving 243,945 students.
  • For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 37% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 20:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
6%
Black
21%
White
63%
Two or more races
1%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
5%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

North Carolina Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
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Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
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Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.