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 1,293 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty92 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sampson Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The Sampson Community College diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,293 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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# Full-Time Students430 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students863 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
24%
10%
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% Black
19%
22%
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% White
47%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.63
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College Completion Rate
29%
25%
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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 $2,528. The in-state tuition has declined by 47% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,327 is less than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has grown by 81% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,255$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,327$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Sampson Community College is James Sprunt Community College (17.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,113 students | 17.60 Mi133 James Sprunt Drive
    Kenansville NC  28349
    (910) 296-2400
    17.601,113
  • 3,238 students | 34.00 Mi3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
    Goldsboro NC  27534
    (919) 735-5151
    34.003,238
  • 4,047 students | 35.20 Mi245 College Road
    Smithfield NC  27577
    (919) 934-3051
    35.204,047
  • 12,021 students | 36.80 Mi2201 Hull Rd
    Fayetteville NC  28303
    (910) 678-8400
    36.8012,021
  • 1,017 students | 37.70 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin NC  28332
    (910) 879-5500
    37.701,017
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,630 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.