4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Founded in 1964 as part of the North Carolina Community College System, Southeastern Community College is a public, comprehensive community college providing individuals in Columbus County with accessible educational, cultural, and social opportunities designed to improve the quality of their lives. The college offers programs leading to the awarding of continuing education units, certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. Utilizing multiple and alternate methods of instructional delivery, the college provides learning experiences for those preparing for an occupation upon graduation, for those in the work force seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills, and for those transferring to a baccalaureate institution. The college seeks to further serve the community at large by offering basic skills and literacy education for adults, by supporting economic development through services to business and industry, and by providing programs and services that improve the quality of life.

School Highlights

Southeastern Community College serves 1,271 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,271 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,416
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southeastern Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 249 teachers has grown by 170% over five years.
Southeastern 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
249 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeastern Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The Southeastern Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,271 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
447 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
824 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
105 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
447 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
824 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
3%
% Hispanic
5%
10%
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% Black
12%
18%
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% White
70%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
44%
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)
$26,900
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,416
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,561
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,707
$10,994
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,625
$5,625
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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
2 sports
Sports
Baseball, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The 100-acre campus is on the Chadbourn Highway between Whiteville and Chadbourn in southeastern North Carolina. SCC is a one hour drive from historic cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as the Grand Strand beaches of both North and South Carolina. SCC provides a wide range of continuing education courses throughout Columbus County, serving more than 4,000 adults annually. More than 50 occupational and liberal arts curriculum programs are offered by the college. SCC offers a wide variety of college-credit curriculum programs. Courses in most areas are available at night, and some programs may be completed through evening and distance learning classes. Certificates and pre-licensing programs, each 18 semester credit hours or less, provide job skills training. Vocational diploma programs, most requiring approximately one year of course work, give more intensive training to students interested in employment immediately after graduation. Two-year degree curricula include technical programs and college transfer programs. Upon graduation, degree students may elect to continue their education at a senior institution or enter the job market. Southeastern Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southeastern Community College cost?

Southeastern Community College's tuition is approximately $2,416 for In-State students and $8,561 for Out-State students.

What sports does Southeastern Community College offer?

Southeastern Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Baseball and Softball.

What is Southeastern Community College's ranking?

Southeastern Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,271 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,416
  • Out-state tuition: $8,561
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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