Best North Carolina Community Colleges (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 68 community colleges serving 229,513 students in North Carolina (60 public colleges and 8 private colleges).
For North Carolina community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 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 Pitt Community College, Guilford Technical Community College and William Peace University.
The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 45% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 10:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
12%
Black
21%
White
55%
Two or more races
3%
Non Resident
1%
Unknown
4%
NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked North Carolina Community Colleges (2022)

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

    7,003 students
  • 401 Medical Park Drive
    Concord, NC 28025
    (704) 403-1555

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

    8,629 students
  • 1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28203
    (704) 355-5043

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

    4,693 students
  • 1201 Elizabeth Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    (704) 330-2722

    18,646 students
  • 800 College Ct
    New Bern, NC 28562
    (252) 638-7200

    2,961 students
  • 2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    (910) 678-8400

    10,932 students
  • 2100 Silas Creek Pky
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    (336) 723-0371

    7,695 students
  • 601 E. Main Street
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    (336) 334-4822

    11,070 students
  • Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (866) 598-2427

    1,523 students
  • 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 488-8500

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

    8,237 students
  • 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, South
    Salisbury, NC 28146
    (704) 216-7222

    6,379 students
  • 141 College Drive
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    (704) 982-0121

    2,687 students
  • 9101 Fayetteville Road
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919) 866-5000

    22,003 students
  • William Peace University
    Private not-for-profit
    15 E Peace St
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 508-2000

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

    4,328 students
  • 5337 US Highway 264 East
    Washington, NC 27889
    (252) 946-6194

    1,539 students
  • 7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin, NC 28332
    (910) 879-5500

    1,226 students
  • 180 West Campus Drive
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 694-1700

    2,332 students
  • Brevard College
    Private not-for-profit
    One Brevard College Drive
    Brevard, NC 28712
    (828) 884-8332

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

    1,585 students
  • 2855 Hickory Boulevard
    Hudson, NC 28638
    (828) 726-2200

    3,744 students
  • 3505 Arendell St
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 222-6000

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

    5,714 students
  • 137 S Post Rd
    Shelby, NC 28152
    (704) 669-4136

    2,536 students
  • 444 Western Blvd
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
    (910) 455-1221

    3,797 students
  • 1208 N Road St
    Elizabeth City, NC 27906
    (252) 335-0821

    2,587 students
  • 297 DCCC Road
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    (336) 249-8186

    3,734 students
  • 1637 Lawson Street
    Durham, NC 27703
    (919) 536-7200

    5,665 students
  • 2009 W Wilson St
    Tarboro, NC 27886
    (252) 823-5166

    1,904 students
  • 201 Hwy 321 S
    Dallas, NC 28034
    (704) 922-6200

    5,655 students
  • 100 College Drive
    Weldon, NC 27890
    (252) 536-2551

    1,087 students
  • 185 Freedlander Drive
    Clyde, NC 28721
    (828) 627-2821

    1,632 students
  • Show 33 more community colleges in North Carolina (out of 68 total colleges)
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