• 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 3,990 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,990 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,385
  • Out-state tuition: $8,529
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 447 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Sandhills Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
447 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sandhills Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Sandhills Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,990 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,148 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,842 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
287 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,148 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,842 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
11%
10%
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% Black
12%
18%
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% White
66%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
40%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,200
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,385 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,529 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,385
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,529
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2007)
$2,625
$2,625
Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sandhills Community College cost?

Sandhills Community College's tuition is approximately $2,385 for In-State students and $8,529 for Out-State students.

What sports does Sandhills Community College offer?

Sandhills Community College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,990 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,385
  • Out-state tuition: $8,529
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 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 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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