Sandhills Community College, located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, was founded in 1963. The school was the first community college in the state to offer academic transfer to four year institutions. The school is one of 58 such institutions that comprise the North Carolina Community College System.
As a high quality institution of higher learning, the school is dedicated to providing the best education possible to its service area residents by constantly reviewing its program offerings and updating them as needed. In addition, as a growing educational facility the school has renovated and added buildings as needed to meet enrollment needs and remain modern.
Sandhills Community College provides career and technical training as well as academic transfer opportunities through its program offerings. Career and technical programs educate students in the skills and knowledge necessary to operate as professionals in the workforce. Graduates of these programs will be able to pursue entry level positions immediately after graduation.
Academic programs allow students to complete the freshman and sophomore years of bachelor degree at low cost then transfer to a four year institution to complete the degree. The school also offers non credit and continuing education courses to allow individuals to pursue educational opportunities for personal interest or benefit.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution Sandhills Community College will accept any student that meets the minimum requirements for enrollment. Students may complete and submit the application for admission, supplying all pertinent documents and feed. Once completed students are invited to speak with counselors to determine academic and career goals, program choice and curriculum. Students should complete and submit the application prior to posted deadlines to ensure entry.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Individuals are awarded aid based on need as determined through a completed and processes Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once received, the student aid report resulting from the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility and awards. Additional information may be requested by the financial aid department to ensure accuracy and properly disburse funds.
The Sandhills Community College Flyers compete in intercollegiate athletics through the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). Athletic programs allow students a to compete in a healthy environment that encourages personal growth and betterment while advocating sportsmanship and fair play. Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics will also learn valuable skills such as teamwork and discipline which may be applied to their academic and professional careers. Students may inquire about try out dates through the school's athletic department.
Athletic programs at Sandhills Community College include:
- Basketball (Men Only)
- Volleyball (Women Only)
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$3,846|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Sandhills Community College may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1975)
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 Sandhills 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
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
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 Sandhills Community College.
- Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC (23 miles away)
- Richmond Community College in Hamlet, NC (27 miles away)
- Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC (28 miles away)
- Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC (30 miles away)
- Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC (39 miles away)