Stanly Community College

141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001-0000
Tel: (704)982-0121
  • Stanly Community College offers a learning-centered environment that fosters partnerships, enables life-long learning, and contributes to the economic growth of the community. The college has a continuing concern for the welfare of each student. We assist students in developing their abilities and talents by creating an environment of diversity and mutual respect that promotes excellence and a free exchange of ideas.
School Highlights
  • Stanly Community College serves 2,745 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Stanly Community College is the only community colleges within Stanly County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Montgomery Community College (20.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 145 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Stanly 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 Faculty145 staff139 staff
Stanly Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,745 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,745 students2,380 students
Stanly Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:120:1
Stanly Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,067 students1,019 students
Stanly Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,678 students1,361 students
Stanly Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Stanly Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Stanly Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
Stanly Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Stanly Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Stanly Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Stanly Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Stanly Community College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Stanly Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Stanly Community College 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.0.460.55
Stanly Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Stanly Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,300$27,500
Stanly Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,523 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,667 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,523$3,904
Stanly Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,667$9,565
Stanly Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
Stanly Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,092
Acceptance Rate76%69%
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Stanly Community College was chartered in July 1971 and officially opened in December of that year in temporary headquarters that were previously occupied by South Albemarle High School. A faculty of eight taught classes in Auto Mechanics, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Secretarial Science, Industrial Management, Brick Masonry, and Business. In five months the school grew from 31 students to almost 400. Stanly Community College's Albemarle campus is located on 140 acres of land on Highway 24/27 two miles west of downtown Albemarle. The Albemarle campus consists of the Patterson Building, Kelley Building, Eddins Building, Snyder Building, Whitley Technology Center, Webb Student Center, and Corporate and Professional Education Center. Fifteen miles west of Stanly Community College's Albemarle campus on Highway 24/27 in Locust, North Carolina, lies the new Crutchfield Education Center. The 30,000-square-foot state-of the-art building includes two computer labs, sixteen classrooms, a community room, and a Student Resource Center. SCC has offered over those 32 plus years a good quality low-cost education close to home for thousands of students. During our history, over 5,000 students have been awarded degrees, diplomas, and certificates in a number of fields. Today we offer associate degrees in 22 fields along with 35 certificate and 17 diplomas in these and other fields. credit courses during both day and evening sessions allows working students the opportunity to select curriculum courses applicable to an associate degree, a diploma, or a certificate. The college awarded the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree, or the Associate in Applied Science degree. Noncredit courses, which are offered primarily for personal and community improvement, are also offered during day, evening, and weekend sessions. Stanly Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award 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.