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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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cape Fear Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Cape Fear Community College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 8,317 undergraduates at CFCC with 3,617 being full-time and 4,700 being part-time.

CFCC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CFCC make about $27,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 30% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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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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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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