Community College

Community colleges offer two-year post-secondary education. Typically, the highest certificate offered is an associates degree, but some students continue on to four-year universities to finish a bachelor’s degree. 

How many community colleges are located in North Carolina? 

There are 58 community colleges across the State. Click here for a full list of campuses. 

How much does it cost to attend community college? 

Community college is a very affordable option for higher education, with North Carolina boasting the lowest tuition rate in the 16 southeastern states. To find specific financial information, locate a campus near you. 

There is also federal, state, and local aid available to help lower the costs of attending community college. Click here to learn more. 

What type of degrees and programs are offered? 

Community colleges offer a wide range of degree programs, from accounting to criminal justice to cosmetology. Find the website for your local community college to see what classes are offered. 

How are community colleges responding to COVID-19? 

Some classes have been shifted to online formats. Face-to-face instruction does continue in certain programs, with the addition of social distancing, mask wearing, and increased sanitizing.  

There are additional resources below to help students during COVID-19:  

Need more information?   

Dial 2-1-1 (888-892-1162). call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Last updated 5/10/2022

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