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For those students from Colombus County, North Carolina or nearby, Southeastern Community College- Whiteville has proved itself time and time again as one of the absolute best choices in junior colleges for anyone who is interested in earning their associate’s degree, as well as numerous different certificates that provide the sort of training necessary to seek further education at a later point, or to become skilled in particular technical or vocational areas. At Southeastern Community College- Whiteville, more than 50 percent of enrolled students go on to earn their associate’s degrees in either arts, fine arts, general education, science, or applied science. Those students who choose to participate in the certificate programs have close to 60 different areas to choose from, and each course of study is taught by a highly qualified and gifted professor. In addition to certificate programs, Southeastern Community College- Whiteville also offers over 20 different diplomas to choose from, and students who cannot attend classes during traditional hours can take advantage of the fact that the community college also offers continuing education programs that meet during evenings and on weekends.

Since Whiteville was the setting for Bill Clinton’s address on bridging the digital divide, it’s no wonder that the community college has eagerly embraced the opportunity to also provide nontraditional distance learning programs to its students. There are five currently offered classes on campus that focus on two-way video and over 70 courses that are offered exclusively online. In addition to these “virtual classes,” Southeastern Community College- Whiteville also offers web-enhanced learning for numerous other courses on campus.

For those students who are attending college with the hopes of immediately finding a place in the workforce afterwards, Southeastern Community College- Whiteville provides the sort of assistance and placement that is essential in succeeding and doing well. With a number of different course devoted just to workforce development as well as numerous programs focused on training for areas like industrial training, there’s never any concern that the learning and education you are getting on campus will not immediately apply to life off-campus. Furthermore, with job placement assistance from the school itself, students can rest a little bit easier when it comes to finding work after school.

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Students interested in attending Southeastern Community College- Whiteville should first and foremost complete their application for admission. With it, they should include a nonrefundable admissions application processing fee, as well as their official high school diploma or GED equivalent. It is also important to include your high school transcript, as well as the scores from any ACT or SAT test you may have taken. These can be used to evaluate your academic level, and can also assist you in earning placement in higher level courses. Be sure to have all of your information in at least a semester before your intended start date to avoid any potential delays in your beginning classes, pending your acceptance. Anyone who has previously completed credit hours at another academic institution after high school is encouraged to include an official college transcript as well.

Financial Aid

With college an expensive proposition no matter what type of school you’re considering attending, it’s good to know that over 60 percent of students attending Southeastern Community College- Whiteville receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount awarded coming close to $4,000. Students are encouraged to complete accurately the FAFSA form immediately after receiving news of acceptance, and since the school is accredited, students can also earn other forms of national and state grants and loans. Additionally, there are a few different options when it comes to finding scholarships. Those who are planning on pursuing the world of athletics on campus might find there is an athletics-related scholarship open, while both need and merit-based community scholarships are also common on campus.

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Ranks 5049th for the average student loan amount.
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Most students attending SCCW are under the age of 30, with the average age coming close to 28. Because community college is often attended during the course of other life obligations, about half of the student body is working while attending classes. There are typically more female students than males, and student life on-campus does not consist of housing, but does involve various different organizations, including the academic honor society, student government association, and the student ambassadors program.

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Athletically inclined students attending Southeastern Community College- Whiteville can take part in a number of different organized sports teams on campus. The athletics program at Southeastern Community College- Whiteville consists of men’s baseball and women’s fast-pitch softball at this time, with the women’s softball competing at the Division 1 level in the NJCAA Region 10 and the men’s baseball team competing at the Division 2 level. Southeastern Community College- Whiteville is also a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and students must be in good academic standing to participate in organized sports. For those who are athletically gifted and looking for a way to finance their education, there are athletics-oriented scholarships offered for the different programs. The school’s mascot are the rams.

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Ranks 81st in North Carolina and 2429th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.05

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 34 0.62
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.02
Forcible Rape 2 0.04
Robbery 15 0.27
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 106 1.94
Larceny 428 7.84
Vehicle theft 19 0.35

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Whiteville, NC 28472-5422
Surrounding communityDistant rural area (between 5 to 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population18,960 (6,364 urban / 12,596 rural)
Households7,360 (2.44 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,105
Families5,096 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall 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 District3707

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3881st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,317 $2,317 $8,462
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $99 $99 $99
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 $3,638 $3,638 $9,783
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,700 $17,700 $23,845
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,689 $6,689 $12,834

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,227 $2,416 $2,227 $2,416 $8,371 $8,561
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,124 $1,310
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,398 $9,234
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,986 $4,383
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,482 $3,321

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 3288th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,654 ($50,825 male / $49,600 female)
Number of FT Faculty 64 (21 male / 43 female)
Number of PT Faculty 137
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $1,918,444

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