Southeastern Community College (Whiteville)

4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472-0000
Tel: 9106427141
  • 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 (Whiteville) serves 1,403 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) is the only community colleges within Columbus County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Bladen Community College (21.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville)(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty92 staff139 staff
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,403 has declined by 51% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,403 students2,380 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:120:1
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students767 students1,019 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students636 students1,361 students
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.530.55
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,900$27,500
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,416 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 66% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,561 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,416$3,904
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,561$9,565
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%78%
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$10,500
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,092
Southeastern Community College (Whiteville) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.