Every year, over 23,000 people take classes at Cape Fear Community College. That's because CFCC has something for everyone. Students can train for a new career in one of CFCC's technical programs or earn a two-year college transfer degree to continue their education at a four-year institution. CFCC also offers a wide variety of adult education and continuing education classes for lifelong learning.
For students looking to get a new career, CFCC has over 50 technical programs in a wide range of areas to give students hands-on training to get a job right after graduation. There are many job opportunities available for CFCC students who graduate with a technical degree. Employers routinely contact CFCC looking to hire our graduates right after graduation.
In CFCC's very popular college transfer program, students can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree at a fraction of the cost of attending a four-year college or university. Better yet, when they successfully complete their two-year degree, CFCC graduates can transfer to any four-year college or university in North Carolina.
CFCC also offers hundreds of continuing education courses as well. Free programs include basic skills, adult literacy, GED preparation, job skills preparation, adult high school and English as a second language. The growing community service course offerings include arts and crafts, sailing, kayaking, motorcycle safety and safety. In the college's Center for Business, Industry and Government, low-cost classes are offered in computer training, construction, foreign languages, leadership and management. The B.I.G. Center even runs customized seminars and specialized for individual businesses.
Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. CFCC is one of the oldest and largest members of the North Carolina Community College System.
CFCC's main campus is located in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina on the banks of the Cape Fear River. The College also has two Pender County campuses located in Burgaw and Hampstead, and a new North Campus slated to open in 2002. Day and evening classes are offered at all campuses.
Graduate Success: According to the most recent graduate employment survey, 98% of CFCC graduates reported that they were employed full-time or were continuing their education at a higher level.
Enrollment: Cape Fear is among the largest of North Carolina's 59 community colleges. Over 23,000 people attend classes at CFCC every year. The College's enrollment in credit programs tops 5,500 every semester. Over 5,000 individuals are enrolled in various Continuing Education courses during any semester.
Economic Impact: For every dollar spent by county taxpayers in support of CFCC, $32.61 goes back into the local economy.
Employees: The College has 330 full-time employees - including 167 full-time faculty. The college also employs several hundred part-time employees as well.
Campus Expansion: As the fastest growing community college in North Carolina, CFCC is expanding its facilities to accommodate the increasing needs of students. A separate campus in Northern New Hanover County is currently being constructed with plans to open to students in the fall of 2002.
Student Demograhpics: 81% white;19% non-white; 53% female; 47% male. The average age of a CFCC student is 29.
Graduate Satisfaction: Of the 1999-2000 graduates, 98% reported that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the quality of their program.
Cape Fear Community College, 411 N. Front Street,
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3993