Coastal Carolina College (CCC) is a two-year community college in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Along with several other industrial education centers in North Carolina, it was founded in the early 1960’s. It serves a mixed urban and rural area on and near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The college campus is attractive and spacious, covering 98 acres and for interested students, tours are generally available on weekdays during business hours.
One of the most notable aspects of the school is the strong military presence in the student body. Up to half of the students in any given year are active members of the military or their family members; even more are veterans. In addition to their main campus, the college offers classes right on base at the Marine Corps Air Station New River and Camp Lejeune. In addition, several hundred military members take online classes here while deployed all over the world.
Several other locations throughout the Jacksonville area have been founded, including Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, the Naval Hospital, Courthouse Bay, Tarawa Terra, and the Base Correctional Facility.