Craven Community College, located in New Bern, North Carolina, is a public two year institution founded in 1968, though the elements of the school began earlier through the Lenoir Community College's Craven Industrial Education unit. At its founding the school had a total enrollment of 700 students, which has grown to nearly 4000 full time students and 25,000 continuing education students today. The school is one of the 58 schools that comprise the North Carolina College System.
Craven Community College offers programs that result in certificates, diplomas or degrees. The programs are either for transfer or career training. Career training programs prepare individuals by developing the skills and providing the knowledge necessary to obtain work after graduation. Program length varies based on the program, with certificate and diploma programs taking less time than a two year degree. Transfer programs prepare students to enter four year institutions while providing the first two years of a four year education, allowing for ease of transfer with school that have agreements in place with Craven Community College.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Craven Community College has an open door policy in regards to admissions, allowing students with a high school diploma or equivalent to be admitted. Students in may submit an application or through mail and must provide all pertinent transcripts. A placement test will also be administered to determine the level of courses initially taken. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and visit a counselor for assistance.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and work study programs. Individuals in need of aid must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and awards. Scholarships are also available, typically requiring separate applications to the bodies that oversee the scholarship, and may be awarded for reasons other than need.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,700-$2,100
- Out-of-State: $6,300-$7,603
- 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||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,466|
|Receiving Student Loans||2%||$6,573|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Craven Community College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in North Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Craven Community College||Craven County||North Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
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 Craven 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,...)
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
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Craven Community College.
- Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro, NC (15 miles away)
- Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC (28 miles away)
- Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC (28 miles away)
- Beaufort County Community College in Washington, NC (30 miles away)
- Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC (33 miles away)