North Carolina Community Colleges

  • There are 76 community colleges located throughout North Carolina (60 public colleges and 16 private colleges), serving 246,767 students.
  • For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,894 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73% (view national acceptance rates).
  • North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66 (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
5%
Black
21%
White
63%
Two or more races
1%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
6%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

North Carolina Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
April 25, 2017
Learn about programs offered by community colleges that allow students to earn a two-year degree and then go on to earn a bachelor’s degree either online or at a nearby university.
April 25, 2017
Due to the tremendously growing demand in the field, new solar technology labs and training programs are opening at schools across the country.
April 25, 2017
Who says college is just for the 18 - 22 year old crowd? In fact, more community colleges are recruiting students over the age of 50 - and for good reason!