Known as the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina, College of the Albemarle celebrated its fifty years of academic service to the Northeast region of this state in 2011. Until today, it continues to serve and extend its programs to the seven counties of the Albemarle Area. COA is one 58 community colleges under the Carolina Community College System.
COA Campus in Elizabeth City lies in a 75-acre land located on Highway U.S. 17 North consists of six major buildings occupied by offices, classrooms, laboratories, auditorium and academic centers including the Learning Resources Center, Technology Center and the Health Sciences Center.
In an aim to become the premier university in the region and positively transform the community, COA provides opportunities for academic growth and workforce development. With its comprehensive educational programs, this college guides the students in their journey to achieving their academic and career aspirations.
Students at COA are given opportunities to earn a degree or certificate in different areas of study such as Arts & Sciences Transfer; Business Technologies; Construction, Engineering & Industrial Trades; Health Sciences; Natural Resources and Artistic Production; and Public Service Technologies. Among the Health Sciences programs accredited in this college are Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Associate degree in Nursing.
Adults and high school undergraduates can enroll in Basic and Traditional Studies offering GED program and Adult High School (AHS) program conducted in conventional classroom setting or online. And to accommodate the special needs of the students, COA also provides English as a Second Language (ESL) and Compensatory Education courses.
Programs of Study http://www.albemarle.edu/academics/programs-of-study
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. 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-$2,500
- Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,702
- 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||72%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||64%||$4,943|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$10,833|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, College of the Albemarle may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares College of the Albemarle against community colleges in North Carolina.
|College of the Albemarle||Pasquotank County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- Find all the other nursing programs in North Carolina
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 College of the Albemarle 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
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to College of the Albemarle.
- Roanoke - Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC (49 miles away)
- Paul D Camp Community College in Franklin, VA (53 miles away)
- Martin Community College in Williamston, NC (61 miles away)
- Beaufort County Community College in Washington, NC (67 miles away)
- Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC (83 miles away)