Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

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Cape Fear Community College offers 315-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. 46.1% are women, and 53.9% are men. Cape Fear Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Cape Fear Community College is 9120$, that is at the level of national average. 17% of full-time Cape Fear Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Cape Fear Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Cape Fear Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,448
$30,001 - $48,000$8,860
$48,001 - $75,000$10,053
$75,001 - $110,000$13,474



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5028 of Cape Fear Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Cape Fear Community College number 30 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Cape Fear Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Cape Fear Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

17% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Cape Fear Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Cape Fear Community College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Cape Fear Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Cape Fear Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Downtown Campus

The campus located by 411 North Front St address in Wilmington, North Carolina.


Downtown Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Cape Fear Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Downtown Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Cape Fear Community College offers 315 programs in total: 132 are for Associate's degree, 102 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 81 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Cape Fear Community College: 3 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Cape Fear Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8155 students with 244650 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Cape Fear Community College

Overall Rating:

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CFCC has a wonderful faculty they want a person to learn and be the best possible person that you can be.

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Wonderful school with teachers that care about your future and students who want to genuinely learn.

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I loved going here. Was able to get my AAS degree and transferred to UNCC after that. I have always believed that the 2 years I spent here were more valuable to me than at the University!! Most of what I use today with my job is from my Associates degree. Loved the whole campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I'm a transfer student from two other community colleges in our state and this BY FAR my absolute favorite. The professors honestly go above and beyond to make sure each individual student succeeds. I have never had to wait longer than 7-10 minutes to meet with an advisor or counselor. Plus, the location is BEAUTIFUL. Enjoy a view of the Cape Fear River/Historic Downtown as you learn!! There is also a Port City Java on campus for a pick me up!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I loved my time at CFCC, earning my AA before transferring to a 4-year university. In fact I wish they offered bachelor and masters degrees because I feel it was such a great investment in my future. I think it's amazing how involved the school is with the community and how they strive to encourage networking which is so important for success. As in anything in life attitude plays a major role. A positive outlook will take you farther than a negative one.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 411 North Front Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +91036270007327

Institution is active in current year: 1

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