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Edgecombe Community College Overview

Located in Tarboro, North Carolina, Edgecombe Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Edgecombe Community College Known For?

1,045 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Edgecombe Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 38% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Edgecombe Community College?

Location of Edgecombe Community College

Contact details for Edgecombe Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2009 W Wilson St, Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-5166

Since Edgecombe Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Edgecombe Community College?

73% Take Out Loans
19.8% Loan Default Rate

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 Edgecombe Community College, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $5,202 a year. That adds up to $20,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Edgecombe Community College is 19.8%. 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.

Edgecombe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

650 Full-Time Undergraduates
77% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,012 undergraduate students at Edgecombe Community College, with 650 being full-time and 1,362 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Edgecombe Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 650 full-time undergraduates at Edgecombe Community College, 23% are male and 77% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Edgecombe Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Edgecombe Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 394
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 207
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

Online Learning at Edgecombe Community College

795 Took All Classes Online
1,437 Took At Least One Class Online
7.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,437 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 77th 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 Edgecombe Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Edgecombe Community College was 7.2%. This is the #1,503 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Edgecombe Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 44%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Edgecombe Community College 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 Edgecombe Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Grade Specific #174
Education #417

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%.

Edgecombe Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Health & Medical Administrative Services 73 88 56 217
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 146 0 146
Allied Health Professions 14 68 29 111
Business Administration & Management 42 50 7 99
Teacher Education Grade Specific 44 54 0 98
Nursing 0 75 0 75
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 32 13 0 45
Cosmetology 17 0 25 42
Criminal Justice & Corrections 23 15 0 38
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 17 4 7 28
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 10 0 16 26
Mental & Social Health Services 10 13 0 23
Accounting 2 14 3 19
Building Management & Inspection 16 0 2 18
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 14 0 1 15
Precision Metal Working 13 0 0 13
Computer Information Systems 2 10 0 12
Industrial Production Technology 0 8 0 8
Geography & Cartography 6 0 0 6
Historic Preservation 2 3 0 5
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 337 562 146 1,045


*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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