Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College, or CFCC, was founded in 1958. With over 26,000 students enrolling every year, it is one of the largest community colleges in North Carolina. The college offers over 60 technical and health care degree programs. CFCC also offers a number of distance learning courses for the benefit of remote students.

The athletic teams of Cape Fear Community College are known as the Sea Devils. There are separate men's teams for basketball, golf and soccer, and women's teams for golf, soccer and volleyball. The official colors of the CFCC teams are royal blue and light blue.

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Contacting CFCC

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington , NC 28401-3910
General Phone: (910) 362-7000

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CFCC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts458language translation, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and police
Engineering Technician81architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, instrumentation tech, electromechanical instrument tech, industrial production tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Transportation80truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology74dental assistant, dental hygienist, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, clinical and medical lab science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair62HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Beauty and Cosmetology60cosmetology, facial treatment, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor, personal grooming
Construction Trades59carpentry, electrician
Business and Management53business management, accounting technology
Landscaping and Horticulture25landscaping
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20occupational therapist assistant
Production Trades18machine shop assistant, welding
Hospitality16hotel management
Photography and Commercial Art15cinematography
Education and Teaching14early childhood education
Cooking and Culinary Arts14chef training
Design9interior design
Law8legal assistant
Medical Administration8medical transcription
Computer Science and Engineering4information technology
Office and Administration4executive secretary

Number of programs and degrees for CFCC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year35832
Associate's degree74830
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15924

CFCC Student Body

In 2007-2008, CFCC had a total enrollment of 7,570 students (6,668 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 15%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 25%
20-21 20%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

CFCC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 43 %

CFCC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Wilmington, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

CFCC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,481
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,603
Books and supplies $ 1,230

Financial Aid:
CFCC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 532000)

CFCC Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track126122

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year126$47,996122$47,661
All faculty totalacademic year126$47,996122$47,661

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

CFCC Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports358

CFCC Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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CFCC Highlights

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What Sets CFCC Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%CFCC Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%CFCC Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%CFCC Number of students
% of degrees in engineering technician
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%CFCC % of degrees in engineering technician
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%CFCC Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%CFCC Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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