Sampson Community College

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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 1,551 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Sampson Community College is the only community colleges within Sampson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Sampson Community College is James Sprunt Community College (19.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Sampson Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Sampson Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty92 staff139 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Sampson Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Sampson Community College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,551 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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# Full-Time Students706 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students845 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
16%
6%
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% Black
21%
21%
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% White
57%
62%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
Diversity Score0.600.56
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College Completion Rate
18%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,255 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has declined by 43% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,327 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has declined by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,255$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,327$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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