Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Cape Fear Community College Ranked?

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2023 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 46 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical/clinical assistant.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CFCC as #1,320 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CFCC held the #1,429 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CFCC also holds the #33 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

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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 14 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 is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 7% rate at Cape Fear Community College is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  7 out of 100

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Cape Fear Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,680 undergraduates at CFCC with 3,054 being full-time and 5,626 being part-time.

How Much Does Cape Fear Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of CFCC is $9,574. 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 +
$8,975 $9,297 $9,396 $12,611 $15,509

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CFCC, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $6,037 a year. That adds up to $24,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CFCC is 14.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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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 $34,167 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 20% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Cape Fear Community College make the most money.

Location of Cape Fear Community College

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

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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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 8,640 students took at least one online class at Cape Fear Community College. This is an increase from the 4,616 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,640 8,583
2018-2019 4,616 1,714
2017-2018 3,794 1,177
2016-2017 3,681 1,175
2015-2016 3,808 1,048

Learn more about online learning at Cape Fear Community College.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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