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Johnston Community College Overview

Johnston Community College is a public institution situated in Smithfield, North Carolina. The rural area surrounding Johnston Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Johnston Community College Known For?

1,195 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Johnston Community College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Johnston Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Johnston 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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Johnston Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Industrial Production Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Johnston Community College?

Location of Johnston Community College

Contact details for Johnston Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Phone: 919-934-3051

How Do I Get Into Johnston Community College?

You can apply to Johnston Community College online at:

Johnston Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Johnston Community College?

2% Take Out Loans
14.1% Loan Default Rate

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 Johnston Community College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $6,463 a year. That adds up to $25,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Johnston Community College is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Johnston Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,250 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,054 undergraduate students at Johnston Community College, with 1,250 being full-time and 2,804 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,250 full-time undergraduates at Johnston Community College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Johnston Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Johnston Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 170
Hispanic or Latino 202
White 814
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 47

Online Learning at Johnston Community College

859 Took All Classes Online
2,011 Took At Least One Class Online
22.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,011 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 95th 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 Johnston Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johnston Community College was 22.0%. This is the #838 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Johnston Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 23%
Business, Management & Marketing 45%

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%.

Johnston 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 0 283 0 283
Ground Transportation 114 0 0 114
Computer Information Systems 58 10 14 82
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 51 8 8 67
Precision Metal Working 45 11 11 67
Business Administration & Management 25 30 10 65
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30 34 0 64
Health & Medical Administrative Services 36 27 0 63
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 39 12 9 60
Allied Health Professions 5 49 0 54
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 20 25 45
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 28 3 0 31
Legal Support Services 19 12 0 31
Accounting 9 13 0 22
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 8 1 22
Nursing 0 21 0 21
General Engineering 0 18 0 18
Cosmetology 0 5 13 18
Industrial Production Technology 0 16 0 16
General Engineering Technology 7 3 2 12
Human Development & Family Studies 11 0 0 11
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 1 0 8
Fire Protection 3 4 0 7
Educational Administration 5 0 0 5
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 5 5
Computer Systems Networking 0 4 0 4
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 505 592 98 1,195


*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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