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Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, NC 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

About Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College Overview

Cape Fear Community College is a public, state school in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Cape Fear Community College was founded in 1959 and now enrolls around 9,067 students per year year, including 9,067 undergrad students. Cape Fear Community College provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Cape Fear Community College!

Interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? Cape Fear Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Cape Fear Community College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Cape Fear Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Cape Fear Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Cape Fear Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $2,116
Out-of-State $6,766

Is Cape Fear Community College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Cape Fear Community College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College is not competitive to get into. Around 66% of applicants get into Cape Fear Community College each year. Out of 4,629 applications received in 2022, 3,071 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cape Fear Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Cape Fear Community College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Cape Fear Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 96% of graduates from Cape Fear Community College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Cape Fear Community College grads have an average starting salary of $37,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Cape Fear Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Cape Fear Community College's endowment was valued at $8.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $4,362 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Cape Fear Community College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Cape Fear Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Cape Fear Community College.

Based on this information, is Cape Fear Community College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Cape Fear Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Cape Fear Community College Located?

Cape Fear Community College is located in the urban setting of Wilmington, North Carolina.

If you are interested in seeing Cape Fear Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Wilmington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, New Hanover County International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Cape Fear Community College and Wilmington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

411 North Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401-3993

Campus Setting: Urban

Cape Fear Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cape Fear Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Cape Fear Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Cape Fear Community College is like? There are approximately 9,067 students enrolled at Cape Fear Community College. 43% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from NC and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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