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Cape Fear Community College Overview

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.

What Is Cape Fear Community College Known For?

1,894 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at CFCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 30% of the faculty were full-time.

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Cape Fear Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CFCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#82 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#202 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#583 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CFCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Fisheries Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Cape Fear Community College?

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
Website: www.cfcc.edu

How Do I Get Into CFCC?

You can apply to CFCC online at: cfcc.edu/admissions/

Cape Fear Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Cape Fear Community College?

18% Take Out Loans
22.0% Loan Default Rate

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.

Cape Fear Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,980 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,629 undergraduate students at CFCC, with 2,980 being full-time and 5,649 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CFCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,980 full-time undergraduates at CFCC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CFCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cape Fear Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CFCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 43
Black or African American 285
Hispanic or Latino 306
White 2,115
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 205

Online Learning at Cape Fear Community College

1,177 Took All Classes Online
3,794 Took At Least One Class Online
7.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,794 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CFCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CFCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cape Fear Community College was 7.3%. This is the #1,495 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CFCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CFCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Building Management & Inspection 29%
Business Administration & Management 11%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Fire Protection 64%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CFCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CFCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #27
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #286
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #305
Liberal Arts General Studies #305

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Cape Fear Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 839 0 839
Computer Information Systems 44 34 14 92
Criminal Justice & Corrections 73 16 0 89
Cosmetology 37 8 35 80
Precision Metal Working 38 11 16 65
Ground Transportation 64 0 0 64
Nursing 0 63 0 63
Business Administration & Management 27 26 1 54
Allied Health Professions 0 48 1 49
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 20 23 43
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 36 6 42
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9 18 13 40
Mechanical Engineering Technology 14 14 3 31
Fisheries Sciences 0 28 0 28
Dental Support Services 0 10 17 27
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 27 27
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 5 0 19 24
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 19 2 23
Legal Support Services 13 6 3 22
Building Management & Inspection 3 18 0 21
Environmental Control Technology 9 8 0 17
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 4 10 2 16
Accounting 2 12 1 15
Horticulture 14 0 0 14
Culinary Arts 0 10 4 14
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 1 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 6 4 1 11
Fire Protection 0 11 0 11
Carpentry 1 0 7 8
Architectural Engineering Technology 3 5 0 8
Hospitality Management 1 6 0 7
American Sign Language 0 7 0 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 6 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 2 1 1 4
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 4 0 4
Physical Science Technicians 0 4 0 4
Plumbing & Water Supply 1 0 2 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 372 1,323 199 1,894

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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