College of Wilmington in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

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College of Wilmington offers 13-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 7.5% are women, and 92.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at College of Wilmington is 12888$, that is at the level of national average. 55% of full-time College of Wilmington students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 College of Wilmington is a private and 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 receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,569
$30,001 - $48,000$13,642
$48,001 - $75,000$14,642
$75,001 - $110,000$15,642

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician (the 2d largest program, lasting 6 months) is $5,944 per year and $71,322 in total. Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage is the third largest program at College of Wilmington, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $6,375 per year and $76,500 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 8 months length Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor will cost you $8,009 per year, $96,104 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


241 of College of Wilmington undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 91 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes College of Wilmington number 139 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at College of Wilmington awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in College of Wilmington.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


College of Wilmington graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to College of Wilmington 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 an extensive number of students. This index 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 perception. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at College of Wilmington is 16:1, that means that for every 16 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In College of Wilmington 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 College of Wilmington and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

College of Wilmington offers 13 programs in total: 10 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state. College of Wilmington is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


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.


College of Wilmington provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 186 students with 167114 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for College of Wilmington

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Overall Rating:

*****EDIT: The instructors don’t watch or help the students. I went in for a full head highlight, yet sat in the chair for hours with 4 foils on each side and 4 in the back. No one said anything to help this student. I was still charged full price and have to wear my hair like this to work all week. I’ve been several times and it’s always nerve racking. You can go to any salon and get a partial highlight for $5 more and you won’t leave with two toned hair. Not worth the risk. Someone should help the students and make sure they are doing it right-ish for god sake if your going to charge that much. Cape Fear charges $35 for a full head. Oh and an actually sign people can read explaining the price increase might help! ************* The price increase here seems way too high. Was not informed of the price increase until it was over and time to pay. In the past I’ve gotten a full head of highlights here for $40 (plus a tip) several times and it’s been a blessing. At that price if there is a mistake it’s usually something small that I can still afford to fix. This time I was charged $55 plus tip for partial highlights when I wanted a full head, not an easy fix, and I’m going to have to pay more to get it corrected. Cape Fear’s hair school changes $35. Not trying to be super cheap, but it’s not worth the risk if you can go to a reputable salon for a only a few bucks more .

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Overall Rating:

Most of the time, I’ve had a great experience here. The students are friendly and relatable, and seem to have fine instructors. There’s only been a couple times that I wasn’t satisfied with the result, but that’s the risk you take.

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Overall Rating:

I received a great education from amazing instructors. If you are serious about learning how to be a cosmetologist, this is the place to go! It has a very busy clinic floor to teach you how to work on all types of hair. I had a very positive experience here. In order to be a successful cosmetologist, you must work and study very hard. It's not an easy job!

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Overall Rating:

Great environment with amazing students at your service but as far as appointment scheduling, Terrible! Either they need a new data base or better receptionist. Out of my five scheduled appointments I’ve only experienced one session. The rest of my appointments they couldn’t find & continue to reschedule me once again.

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Overall Rating:

This school is amazing! I graduated from the College three months ago and have already obtained my License to WORK in the state of NC! I am also currently employed as a cosmetologist! The College of Wilmington provided me with the education to successfully pass the state certifications and become employed as a hair dresser! I recommend this school to everyone! They did EXACTLY what they promised!

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Location & Website

Address: 3500 Oleander Drive Suite 1111


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +9107634418

Institution is active in current year: 1

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