Sandhills Community College

  • The mission of Sandhills Community College is to provide educational programs of the highest quality to all the people of Sandhills.
School Highlights
  • Sandhills Community College serves 4,016 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Sandhills Community College is the only community colleges within Moore County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Sandhills Community College is Central Carolina Community College (22.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 254 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Sandhills Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty254 staff139 staff
Sandhills Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Sandhills Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Sandhills Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,016 students2,380 students
Sandhills Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
Sandhills Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,879 students1,019 students
Sandhills Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,137 students1,361 students
Sandhills Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sandhills Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Sandhills Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sandhills Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sandhills Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sandhills Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Sandhills Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.500.56
Sandhills Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Sandhills Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,200$27,500
Sandhills Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,385 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,529 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,385$3,911
Sandhills Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,529$9,514
Sandhills Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
Sandhills Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2007)$2,625$2,625
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Sandhills Community College was established in December 1963 under authority of the 1963 State Community College Act. Following the leadership of Representative H. Clifton Blue, Moore County citizens petitioned the State Board of Education for approval to establish a community college in the county and voted overwhelmingly for a one million dollar bond issue for construction and a tax levy for operation and maintenance of facilities. Before the end of 1963, a board of trustees had been named, an organizational meeting held, an architect selected, and Dr. Raymond Stone chosen as first president of the college. Today, the college is a modern, fourteen-building campus with a new student center and soon-to-be-completed educational technology building. The college's presence and capabilities are also growing at its facility in Hoke County where planning is underway to develop a second building—an education center. The college offers three college transfer degrees (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts) and more than thirty technical programs leading to an associate's degree, diploma or certificate. SCC ranks 10th in the System in students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities in NC. Continuing Education offers classes in areas such as computers, community enrichment, basic skills education (Adult High School, English as a Second Language, GED, etc.), small business, public services (i.e. fire, law enforcement, and rescue), occupational Spanish, and more. Sandhills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate's degree.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.