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 Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College - Wilmington, NC

411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

General information:(910)362-7000
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:9,247( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,737 $1,941 $2,265 -14%
Out-of-state $7,859 $8,089 $8,409 -4%
Books and supplies $1,260 $1,300 $1,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,654 $5,700 $5,780 -1%
Other $5,886 $6,000 $6,500 -8%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,886 $6,000 $6,500 -8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,997 $3,241 $3,565 0%
Off Campus $14,537 $14,941 $15,845 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,883 $9,241 $10,065 -10%
On Campus $9,119 $9,389 $9,709 0%
Off Campus $20,659 $21,089 $21,989 0%
Off Campus with Family $15,005 $15,389 $16,209 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,128
In-state fees $137
Out-of-state tuition $8,272
Out-of-state fees $137
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 554 59% --
Grant or scholarship aid 550 59% $2,332,187 $4,240
Federal grants 431 46% $2,093,825 $4,858
Pell grants 431 46% $1,976,413 $4,586
Other federal grants 200 21% $117,412 $587
State/local government grant or scholarships 234 25% $196,555 $840
Institutional grants or scholarships 52 6% $41,807 $804
Student loan aid 361 39% $1,211,407 $3,356
Federal student loans 361 39% $1,211,407 $3,356
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,857 53% $17,235,720 $3,549
Pell grants 3,809 41% $14,850,152 $3,899
Federal student loans 1,764 19% $12,402,843 $7,031


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,402 $8,029 $8,400
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,962 $7,199 $7,934
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,378 $6,244 $9,864
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,318 $9,880 $11,394
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,056 $12,358 $12,379
$110,001 and more $12,220 $12,687 $13,037

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,247
Undergraduate enrollment 9,247
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 905
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Basketball 14-
Golf 9-
Soccer 2223
Volleyball -11


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1971 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/06/1993 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/23/1999 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

12/01/1999 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/18/2002 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

10/01/1993 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Landscaping and Groundskeeping51-
Category total51-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping5122
Business Administration and Management, General1520-
Construction Management-6-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management210-
Category total22482
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance16--
Information Technology112-
Category total1712-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total50530
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1131
Category total1131
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-9-
Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician-5-
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician212314
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician1211-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,251
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician5111
Category total406416
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other27--
Dental Assisting/Assistant--15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-11-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-7-
Medical Office Management/Administration-4-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-19-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--7
Occupational Therapist Assistant-22-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--11
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other--19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-61-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-7-
Category total2713152
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science7710-
Category total7710-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1895
Category total1895
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-82-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-5324
Category total-6144
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician14-10
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician23-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician2481
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/15-15
Category total551126
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist17--
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other7--
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor0--
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General0-46
Culinary Arts/Chef Training010-
Category total241046
Physical Sciences Colleges
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-34-
Category total-34-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant0913
Welding Technology/Welder14-12
Category total14925
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician-25-
Category total-25-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor103--
Category total103--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production101
Interior Design-11-
Category total1111
Grand total4541007208