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  • Sampson Community College, founded as an extension unit of the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center, was chartered as an independent member institution of the North Carolina Community College System in 1967. The College operates as a comprehensive two-year public community college serving adult students of Sampson and surrounding counties. Consistent with the historical traditions of North Carolina`s community colleges, the College affirms its belief in the incomparable worth of all students and its commitment to open-door student admissions. Central to this commitment, the College recruits and retains outstanding faculty members who support this mission and are dedicated to the art of teaching and advising students from all backgrounds and at all levels of educational preparation.

School Highlights

Sampson Community College serves 1,429 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,429 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,255
  • Out-state tuition: $4,327
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 191 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
Sampson Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
191 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sampson Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Sampson Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,429 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
464 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
965 students
1,603 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
941 students
277 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
464 students
727 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
965 students
1,603 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
28%
12%
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% Black
26%
21%
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% White
38%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.71
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.75%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,300
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,255 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has declined by 55% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,327 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has declined by 55% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,255
$3,923
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,327
$9,541
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Sampson Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Sampson Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The college added additional facilities in 1982 with the construction of a 6,000 sq. ft. vocational shop building on the main campus and the county's provision of 8,000 sq. ft. in the new Courthouse Annex for the Continuing Education Division. In October 1987, the college changed its name to "Sampson Community College." The Board of Trustees approved changing the name of West Building to W. W. Kitchin Hall on August 21, 1989, and South Building to the Robert D. Warren Student Center on June 10, 1997. In the fall of 1998, two new buildings, the Technology Center and the Activities Center, were occupied. The College's educational programs are comprehensive, ranging from instruction in basic skills through collegiate studies at the sophomore level. A principal focus of the College's curricular programs is to provide occupational education at the certificate, diploma, and degree levels in programs of study that lead to meaningful employment for students in southeastern and central North Carolina. The College also provides opportunities for students to complete general collegiate studies in the arts and sciences leading to associate degrees that qualify them for admission and success in senior institutions. As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the College offers continuing education to adult students including opportunities to acquire basic skills, to complete the GED, and to participate in non-credit academic and personal enrichment classes. The College recognizes its obligation to work cooperatively with local business and industry, public schools, professional and trade associations, and community organizations to develop and deliver a comprehensive educational program that meets the needs of these constituents. The College supports local and regional economic development efforts and provides industries with access to specialized state-sponsored training and financial incentive programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sampson Community College cost?

Sampson Community College's tuition is approximately $1,255 for In-State students and $4,327 for Out-State students.

What is Sampson Community College's ranking?

Sampson Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,429 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,255
  • Out-state tuition: $4,327
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public 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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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