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Cape Fear Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Cape Fear Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Cape Fear Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cape Fear Community College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CFCC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CFCC?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Cape Fear Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Cape Fear Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Cape Fear Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cape Fear Community College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cape Fear Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cape Fear Community College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at CFCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,629 undergraduates at CFCC with 2,980 being full-time and 5,649 being part-time.

CFCC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for CFCC is 78.62 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Cape Fear Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of CFCC is $9,277. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CFCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,891 $8,905 $10,465 $13,938 $14,353

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CFCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CFCC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $5,289 a year. That adds up to $21,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CFCC is 22.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do CFCC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CFCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $27,900 in their early years. This is about 30% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Cape Fear Community College

Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Cape Fear Community College

Contact details for CFCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3910
Phone: 910-362-7000

Cape Fear Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Cape Fear Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CFCC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,794 students took at least one online class at Cape Fear Community College. This is an increase from the 3,681 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,794 1,177
2016-2017 3,681 1,175
2015-2016 3,808 1,048
2014-2015 3,846 1,052
2013-2014 3,597 897

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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