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Quick Facts

Cape Fear Community College compiles the latest data on its achievements, faculty, staff, and students each year. Please peruse the categories below to learn more about CFCC.
Serving New Hanover and Pender County
  • 71% of curriculum students are from New Hanover & Pender Counties
  • 68% of Continuing Education students are from New Hanover & Pender Counties

Source: Colleague Database – 2018-2019

Student Enrollment (By Academic Year 2018-2019 — Fall, Spring, Summer)
Students Type
10,676 Unduplicated students in curriculum courses
11,910 Unduplicated students in continuing education classes
22,005 Total unduplicated CFCC students

Source Colleague Database – 2018-2019

Full-Time Equivalent Students
Students Type
Curriculum FTE 7067.7 (Contains FTE numbers for Summer, Spring, and Fall semesters)
Continuing Education FTE 830.1
Basic Skills FTE 309.2
CFCC Total FTE 8207

Source: NCCCS Dashboard

CFCC Enrollment Ranking
*CFCC ranking for enrollment by headcount and FTE
*Compared to the other 57 NC Community Colleges

Headcount Ranking
Curriculum Headcount 6th
Continuing Education Headcount 9th
Overall – CU and CE 7th

Source: NCCCS Office, Director of Analytics and Reporting

Headcount Ranking
Curriculum FTE 5th
Continuing Education FTE 11th
Overall – CU and CE FTE 5th

State Board of Community Colleges Division of Finance and Operations, 2018-2019 Report

Curriculum Student Profile (2018-2019)
Median Age 22
Coed Status 57% female, 43% male

Source: Colleague Database

Curriculum Enrollment (2018-2019)
Student Type Percentage of Enrollment
University Transfer 35%
Career and Technical 24%
HS Dual Enrolled and Early College 17%
Health Sciences 15%
Health Sciences 7%
Special Credit/Lifelong Learners 2%

Source: Colleague Database

Curriculum Completions
Credential Completions
Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS) 466
Associate General Education Degrees (AGE) 118
Associate – University Transfer Degrees (AA, AS, AE, AFA) 755
Total Degrees Awarded 1339
Certificates – Total 526
Diplomas – Total 190
Total Awards (all degrees, diplomas, and certificates) 2055

Source: CFCC Registrar 2018-2019 Academic Year

Curriculum Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)
Resident Type Cost
North Carolina Residents (In-State) $76 per credit hour

Maximum: $1,216 for 16 or more credit hours

Non-North Carolina Residents (Out-of-State) $268 per credit hour

Maximum: $4,288 for 16 or more credit hours

Fee Cost
Student Activity Fees $35 for 1 – 16 or more credit hours
Parking and Security $40 for 1 – 6 credit hours
$75 for 7 – 16 or more credit hours
Technology Fees $3.00 per credit hour
$48 for 16 or more credit hours

(Same for both in-state and out-of-state students)

Source: CFCC Tuition and Fees

Number of Curriculum Programs (Fall 2019)
Program Number
Associate in Arts (AA) 2
Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) 3 (Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)
Associate in Science (AS) 1
Associate in Engineering (AE) 1
Associate in General Education Nursing 1
Associate in General Education (AGE) 1
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 51
Diplomas 38
Certificates 70
Pathways College Transfer 7
Pathway Career & Technical Certificates 55

Source: Instructional Operations, 2019

Online Learning – Distance Learning (2018-2019)
  • 1,063 Online Sections
  • 3,844 students took at least one online course
  • 618 Hybrid or blended sections
  • 1,930 Students took at least one hybrid or blended course

Source: Colleague Database 2019

Student Activities
  • CFCC Honors Program
  • CFCC Student Ambassadors
  • Men’s Basketball, Soccer
  • Nixon Minority Male Leaders Center
  • PHI THETA KAPPA (ΦΘΚ) Alpha Chi Sigma (ΑΣΧ) Chapter
  • Portals Literary and Arts Magazine
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Veterans Association
  • Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • and many program related clubs
Source: CFCC Student Activities (2019)
Continuing Education Student Profile
Median Age 37
Coed Status 41% Female, 59% Male

Source: Colleague Database

Continuing Education and Workforce Development (2018-2019)
  • The Career and Readiness Program served 2,204 customers
  • The Small Business Center offered 90 events with 1,238 attendees
  • Economic Impact: 31 new businesses started, 133 jobs created, 21 jobs retained
  • SBC Counseling: Clients – 216 Average Counseling Time: 2.1 Hours

Source: Director Career & Readiness/Director Small Business Center 2018-19 Fiscal Year

CFCC Employees, Full and Part-Time (Fall 2019)
Employee Type Number
Full-time Staff 330
Full-time Instructional Faculty 276
Part-time Staff 210
Part-time Instructional Faculty 384

(Staff includes executive, professional, secretarial/clerical, tech/para professional, service, skilled craft, and maintenance employees)

Source: Colleague Database

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