Lenoir Community College, located in Kinston, North Carolina, was established in 1963 as a charter from the state board of education. Initially known as the Industrial Education Center, the school offered education through technical programs. Very early on the school increased its size and offerings, very quickly expanding into the role of community college. The school has over its lifetime added various buildings and programs and is part of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) which is comprised of 58 schools operating throughout the strate. Lenoir Community College serves the counties of Lenoir, Greene and Jones.
As a community college, LCC offers a variety of academic programs and services alongside career and vocational training. Academic programs generally result in transfer to a four year institution, fulfilling the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor's degree. Students will apply to four year institutions of their choosing, but will have easier access to public institutions in North Carolina through agreements in place with the NCCCS. Career and vocational programs provide students with an education related to a particular field with the intent to enter the workforce immediately after completion. These programs are often in high demand fields or require the development of specific skills in order to operate professionally in the work environment. Graduates from the institution will have earned a diploma, certificate or associate degree.
Programs offered include:
Non credit courses are also available for residents wishing to explore interests, as well as continuing education courses for professionals wishing to return to school for additional training.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Lenoir Community College must complete the application for admission, after which he or she must supply all pertinent documents regarding one's education (i.e transcripts). Once completed the student must take a placement exam to determine their level of general education courses, after which they will met with a counselor to outline one's educational plan and goals. Once all these steps are completed the student may register at the given date and must pay for his or her tuition.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in order for the school to obtain the student aid report necessary to determine need, eligibility and awards. The school may request additional financial information or documentation in order to accurately disburse funds.
The Lenoir Community College Lancers participate in intercollegiate athletics, and has the oldest athletic program in the North Carolina Community College System. The school participates in men's baseball and basketball and women's basketball and volleyball. Intercollegiate athletics allow students to participate in healthy competition while developing skills and abilities that may assist them in their academic and professional futures.
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
- 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%||$5,190|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$7,450|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Lenoir Community College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)
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 Lenoir 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
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lenoir Community College.
- Pitt Community College in Winterville, NC (24 miles away)
- Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC (24 miles away)
- James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, NC (26 miles away)
- Craven Community College in New Bern, NC (28 miles away)
- Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC (34 miles away)