Southeastern Community College

  • 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 1,448 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southeastern Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty92 staff144 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeastern Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Southeastern Community College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,448 students2,123 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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# Full-Time Students479 students761 students
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# Part-Time Students969 students1,362 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
1%
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% Hispanic
5%
10%
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% Black
20%
22%
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% White
60%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.590.63
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College Completion Rate
22%
25%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,900$27,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $2,528. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is more than the state average of $8,242. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,416$2,528
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,561$8,242
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,707$11,173
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,152$5,895
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Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southeastern Community College is Bladen Community College (21.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,017 students | 21.40 Mi7418 NC Hwy 41 West
    Dublin, NC 28332
    (910) 879-5500
    21.401,017
  • 1,671 students | 27.00 Mi5160 Fayetteville Road
    Lumberton, NC 28360
    (910) 272-3700
    27.001,671
  • 1,482 students | 37.50 Mi50 College Rd
    Bolivia, NC 28422
    (910) 755-7300
    37.501,482
  • 6,788 students | 39.20 Mi2050 Highway 501 East
    Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 347-3186
    39.206,788
  • 8,378 students | 48.00 Mi411 North Front Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 362-7000
    48.008,378
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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 $25,071 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 76%. 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.