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About Cape Fear Community College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


2 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Cape Fear Community College(CFCC) is a public community college in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was founded back in the year 1958 with the aim to provide high, quality, dynamic, innovative, educational, cultural training, and workforce development opportunities to the students. The main goal of the college is to promote the holistic development of all the students and well being. The college offers courses for high school students during the day and classes for adults at night

  • The total student population of the college is 8,378

  • The student to faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The college got its accreditation recognition in the year 1972 from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC).

  • The graduation rate of the college is 24%.

Online Education at CFCC

CFCC offers online degree courses for the students who wish to do distance learning or they can even come to the CFCC library for their online classes.

  • Students receive lessons, complete assignments, and communicate in a virtual classroom.
  • The online classes are provided to the students through blackboard for which they require Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari.
  • There is 24*7 technical assistance ready to help you if you have any kind of technical issues.


Reviews posted by the students are:

  • My time at Cape Fear Community College has been nothing but positive! The atmosphere is great, the campus is clean, and the downtown location makes being at school not feel like school at all! During my almost two years here, most of my professors have been wonderful and extremely helpful. The staff make you feel like they really care about your future.

  • At Cape Fear, the professors have genuinely wanted to help me succeed. Whenever I need help with an assignment, I can email my professors or go see them during office hours. Instead of them seeming like I was interrupting them, they welcomed me in and actively listened to my questions/concerns. I recommend going to CFCC before attending a four-year university. At CFCC, I took an ACA class, which is for transfer students, and I actually really liked it. That class helped me research and look into four-year universities to transfer to after I graduated with my associates degree from Cape Fear.

Location & Contact


411 North Front Street


Email: N/A
Phone: 9103627000
Fax: 9103627494
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Rankings provided to the college are:

  • College ranks at 221st position in ‘Best Community Colleges in America’.

  • Secured 12th place in ‘Best Community Colleges in North Carolina’.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

18th Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range


ACT Range


Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App


The college has an open admission policy which means that there is no requirement for the entrance test scores like SAT/ACT or any other competitive exams. As admission is one of the crucial processes for any student as it the beginning of their career so the decision to attend a specific college or university is quite critical.  

As the acceptance rate of the college is 100% one can easily get through the college is all the documents and process is processed.

Admission Process

  • Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination

  • Complete an online admission application

  • Submit the official transcripts

  • Enroll yourself for the classes

  • Though additional process or documentation are required for international students.


Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Books And Supplies


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Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Cape Fear Community College is more affordable than some state schools. To find out how affordable a Cape Fear Community College is applicants can use their online Net Price Calculator tool, which is designed to provide full-time, undergraduate students and their families with annual education costs and an estimation of their financial aid package..

The Net price for Cape Fear Community College sums up to $7,738. The Average annual cost totals around $2,432, whereas for books and supplies, and room and board the costs are $1,600, and $7,594 respectively. Other courses related fees comes around $316.

The budget for other expenses is around $6,064. Whereas, the total one-year cost to attend comes around $18,006


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


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Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

826 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

117 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

109 Graduates

Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...

83 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

71 Graduates

Ground Transportation

66 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

58 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

46 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

41 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

36 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

34 Graduates

Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...

34 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

33 Graduates

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and...

30 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

29 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

23 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

22 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

22 Graduates

Legal Support Services

20 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

20 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

19 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

18 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

17 Graduates

Electrical and Power Transmission I...

17 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

17 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

15 Graduates

Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

13 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

13 Graduates


11 Graduates

Environmental Control Technologies/...

11 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

10 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

9 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

6 Graduates

Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic T...

6 Graduates

Physical Science Technologies/Techn...

6 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

5 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

4 Graduates

Fire Protection

3 Graduates

American Sign Language

2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




72% White

3% Unknown

11% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$53,287 per year

Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available


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Division Sports Nickname

Sea Devils

School Colors


Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Cheerleading-Dance Team



Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


Since the campus life of the students assumes an imperative part of their development and advancement, students at CFCC invest a lot of their time learning from the faculty members. Additionally, the students have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into a change-maker. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$122 - 125

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


Cape Fear Community College offers grants, scholarships, and aid to the students who wish to pursue their higher studies from this college but are financially unstable to pay the fees of the college. Financial aids are provided to the students who are eligible for the same like,  background, academic performance, financial stability and many more.

Cape Fear Community College FAFSA code is 005320. Some of the aid provided by the college are:

  • Federal Grants such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and many more.

  • State Grants includes North Carolina Community College Grant, North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship.

  • Federal Work-Study program for those students who wish to work as well as study to earn their tuition fees through work.

  • Different types of loans are also provided by the college including Federal Direct Loans, Alternative/Private Student Loans

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