• 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 2,432 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,432 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,523
  • Out-state tuition: $8,667
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 296 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Stanly 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
296 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Stanly Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Stanly Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,432 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
449 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,983 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
167 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
449 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,983 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
10%
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% Black
16%
18%
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% White
63%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.68%
1.51%
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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)
$32,300
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,523 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,667 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,523
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,667
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
66%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,865
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,846
Acceptance Rate
76%
66%
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
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Stanly Community College cost?

Stanly Community College's tuition is approximately $2,523 for In-State students and $8,667 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Stanly Community College?

The acceptance rate of Stanly Community College is 76%, which is higher than the state average of 66%.

What is Stanly Community College's ranking?

Stanly Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,432 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,523
  • Out-state tuition: $8,667
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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