Sampson Community College

Highway 24 West
Clinton, NC 28329-0318
Tel: (910)592-8081
  • 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 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Sampson Community College is the only community colleges within Sampson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is James Sprunt Community College (19.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 22% 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
Sampson Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,551 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,551 students2,380 students
Sampson Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:120:1
Sampson Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students706 students1,019 students
Sampson Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students845 students1,361 students
Sampson Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sampson Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sampson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Sampson Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sampson Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sampson Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sampson Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Sampson Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.55
Sampson Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Sampson Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$27,500
Sampson Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,255 is less than the state average of $3,904. 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 $9,565. The out-state tuition has declined by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,255$3,904
Sampson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,327$9,565
Sampson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
Sampson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,092
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.

Nearby Schools

  • 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
  • 11,380 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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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.