Halifax Community College
100 College Drive, Weldon, NC
- FAFSA School Code: 007986
- Phone: (252) 536-7242
- School Homepage
- Phone: (252) 536-7220
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (252) 536-7223
- Financial Aid Page
Halifax Community College, located in Weldon, North Carolina, Began operation in 1967 as Halifax County Technical Institute. The school remained in its original location for 16 years, at which point it purchased land upon which a new campus was built. The school added a general studies program in 1971, and transfer programs in 1975 at which point it became comprehensive community college. The school changed its name to the current in 1976 and the new campus was formally dedicated in 1977. Since its inception the school has seen growth in enrollment, and as such has maintained a system of upgrade, renovation and addition in order to keep pace with students, technology and community needs.
As two year community college, HCC offers a variety of programs that result in a career and technical training or academic transfer. Career training programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce immediately after graduation as professionals. Such programs result in a certificate or associate degree. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at low cost, then transfer to a four year institution (particularly public universities and colleges in North Carolina) to complete a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Halifax Community College must be a high school graduate or 18 years of age (depending on the program). As an open enrollment institution, students who meet this requirement will be admitted provided they supply transcripts and take a placement exam.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which provides the school with a student aid report used to determine eligibility and awards. Additional information may be requested by the school in order to secure accuracy and assist in the disbursement of funds.
If you are considering going to Halifax Community College, you should first check out our page detailing all the North Carolina community colleges and see how well this school compares to other community colleges in North Carolina.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $8,300-$9,926
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $67-$80 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $260-$310 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$5,074|
|Receiving Student Loans||28%||$4,985|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Halifax Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Halifax Community College compared to community colleges located in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Halifax Community College||Halifax County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Halifax Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Greenhouse Operations and Management (C)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
- Electromechanical Instrumentation (A, C)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Foodservice Administration and Management (C)
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
- Paralegal (A)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A, C)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology (C)
- Auto Mechanic (C)
Natural Resources and Conservation
- Wood Science and Wood Products, Pulp and Paper Technology (A)
Personal and Culinary Services
- Cosmetology (C)
- Welding (C)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (C)
- Criminal Justice (A)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Interior Design (A, C)
- Commercial and Advertising Art (A, C)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Halifax Community College.
- Roanoke - Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC (34 miles away)
- Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC (35 miles away)
- Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, NC (38 miles away)
- Paul D Camp Community College in Franklin, VA (41 miles away)
- Vance - Granville Community College in Henderson, NC (44 miles away)