College Of The Albemarle

College Of The Albemarle

College of the Albemarle, also known as COA, was established in 1960. It is a community college located in Albemarle, North Carolina. The main campus of COA is located in Elizabeth City and is spread across an area of more than 75 acres. The college has two satellite campuses located in Manteo and Edenton. The institution offers majors in several fields of study including agricultural & natural resources, biological & chemical technologies, commercial & artistic production technologies, and industrial technologies among others. COA also has programs of adult education and distance learning.

COA has an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations such as the Phi Theta Kappa, Student Clubs, and Student Government Association (SGA).

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College of the Albemarle
1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City , NC 27906-2327
General Phone: (252) 335-0821

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College of the Albemarle Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts112liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Family and Social Work47foodservice management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades37electrician, building inspection and management
Production Trades36machine shop assistant
Mechanics and Repair32HVAC, jewelrymaking
Education and Teaching32elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Medical Support and Technology28medical assistant, surgical tech, phlebotomy
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Beauty and Cosmetology24cosmetology, manicurist
Engineering Technician14architectural engineering tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts13chef training
Business and Management12business management
Office and Administration10office management
Medical Administration9medical office management
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology, computer programming, information science
Fine Arts2crafts and folk art
Science0marine biology

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Albemarle in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year22821
Associate's degree17820
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7512

College of the Albemarle Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Albemarle had a total enrollment of 2,117 students (1,599 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 25%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 22%
20-21 13%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina100%

College of the Albemarle Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 52 %

College of the Albemarle Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Elizabeth City, 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.

College of the Albemarle Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,414
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,536
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
College of the Albemarle participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291700)

College of the Albemarle Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3851

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year38$42,73051$41,246
All faculty totalacademic year38$42,73051$41,246

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

College of the Albemarle Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Fine Arts
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
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