Sampson Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Sampson Community College||(NC) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||92 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,551 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||706 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||845 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$26,300||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Sampson Community College is James Sprunt Community College (19.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,213 students | 19.60 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville,  NC  28349
- 1,334 students | 33.30 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin,  NC  28332
- 11,534 students | 34.90 Mi2201 Hull Rd
Fayetteville,  NC  28303
- 3,351 students | 35.60 Mi3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro,  NC  27534
- 4,021 students | 35.80 Mi245 College Road
Smithfield,  NC  27577
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