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A well-established and affordable option for students in North Carolina who want to earn a degree, Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) offers a number of different courses of study that enrich young minds while preparing students for the career of their choosing. With campuses in three different counties, the school’s various branches provide an easy-to-reach center of learning, and many North Carolina residents find themselves earning a degree or taking some classes on one of the campuses.


Established in 1961, the college offers various certificate programs and associate degrees for students who complete the different two-year courses of study. Students can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Sciences, or an Associate in Sciences degree. Many CCCC alumni choose to enroll at four-year colleges and universities after earning their associate’s degrees—the college has a growing rate of graduates who have also earned their bachelor’s degrees, both in-state and out-of-state.

For those who are more interested in getting right into the workforce, the college also offers one-year vocational certificates in a variety of different fields. Students can gain the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career as a nurse, police officer, early childhood teacher, and many other skilled jobs involving electricity, mechanics, and technology. The extensive Adult Education Program offers courses from basic learning to general interest pursuits for members of the community who are interested in learning but not necessarily degrees or diplomas,

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The Laser-Phonetics Technology program is known throughout the country. It draws a number of students, some even from out of state.


Students must decide which semester they would like to apply for. Those interested in earning their associate degree must submit proof of high school diploma or GED, along with official high school transcripts or GED scores and a completed application form accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. Select programs have additional requirements, like ACT or SAT scores, so applicants are encouraged to check with the head of the department they are interested in enrolling in to make sure that their application contains all of the necessary materials.

Financial Aid

Once students are accepted to attend, the school recommends that they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to determine eligibility for aid. The Financial Aid Office has counselors available to assist students with this process. These counselors can also recommend alternative sources for loans and point students towards scholarships in the community. Most CCCC students receive at least some form of financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

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With an array of facilities from computer labs to well-stocked libraries, students have a great deal of places and amenities to use to their advantage while attending college. Many students participate in campus-recognized clubs and organizations, which are geared towards common academic interests and future careers, hobbies, and more.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic teams are known as the Cougars. Student athletes, regardless of their chosen sport, must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to be eligible to play. Teams include men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and golf. There are also a number of intramural sports to choose from, with options for students to participate in ski trips, bowling excursions, and various unofficial on-campus tournaments in volleyball and basketball.

Information Summary

Ranks 83rd in North Carolina and 2474th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 45 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.01
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 33 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 239 0.84
Larceny 675 2.37
Vehicle theft 46 0.16

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Sanford, NC 27330-9840
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population54,739 (26,076 urban / 28,663 rural)
Households20,425 (2.64 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,847
Families14,888 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3702

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3824th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,288 $2,288 $8,432
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $108 $108 $108
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $72 $72 $264
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,876 $3,876 $10,020
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,565 $15,565 $21,709
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,954 $9,954 $16,098

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,216 $2,296 $2,216 $2,296 $8,360 $8,440
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,366(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,050 $5,145
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,806 $5,145

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3506th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,613 ($50,019 male / $39,844 female)
Number of FT Faculty 165 (77 male / 88 female)
Number of PT Faculty 577
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,624,646

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