Cleveland Community College is a public comprehensive community college at Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina. This college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Since its inception in 1965, CCC has been providing accessible, quality education and training vital to the needs of the community.
Consistent to its goal to build a better future, CCC provides vast learning opportunities for students to realize their hopes and aspirations. CCC programs and courses are designed to prepare the students for their academic and professional path.
This college is known for its competitive Allied Health programs including Associate Degree Nursing, Advanced Placement, Radiography, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy. Classes at CCC are small with an 11:1 faculty student ratio allowing more focus on each student.
Transfer programs provide initial credits for transfer to four-year institutions. Conversely, Diploma and Certificate courses equip students with the necessary vocational and technical competence to enter the workforce in the field of science, technology and engineering, among others.
Through the Blackboard, CCC's course management system, some of the courses are made available online to provide flexibility and meet the diverse needs of the students. Furthermore, in response to the changing business environment, continuing education which includes training programs are also offered to promote continuous skills development and career enhancement.
To enhance the college experience of the students, resources such as Student Success Center, Learning Center, Fitness Center, Rose Library and Student Clubs are made available on campus.
Programs and Courses Academics
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,300-$2,800
- Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,140
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 per 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||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$5,619|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Cleveland Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
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 this school compared to community colleges in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Cleveland Community College||Cleveland County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1976)
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 Cleveland 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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Cleveland Community College.
- Gaston College in Dallas, NC (17 miles away)
- Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC (24 miles away)
- Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC (31 miles away)
- Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC (33 miles away)
- York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC (37 miles away)