Cape Fear Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
2022 Average Net Price
$8,145
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.13%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
14,170
22.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29.5%
285 Graduates

About

Cape Fear Community College is a higher education institution located in New Hanover County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cape Fear Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (815 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (91 degrees), and Registered Nursing (75 degrees).

In 2022, 2,074 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cape Fear Community College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,531 degrees), 7.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cape Fear Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cape Fear Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,145.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Cape Fear Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cape Fear Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Cape Fear Community College is $−5,680 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,145
2022 Value
1.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cape Fear Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,145. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cape Fear Community College grew by 1.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,594
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cape Fear Community College was of $7,594 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Cape Fear Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 54.2% with respect to 2021, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.13%
2019 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cape Fear Community College was 4.13%, which represents 41 out of the 993 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cape Fear Community College had a total enrollment of 14,170 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cape Fear Community College is 3,241 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,929. This means that 22.9% of students enrolled at Cape Fear Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cape Fear Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.5% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.98% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cape Fear Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

22.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cape Fear Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,170 students. The full-time enrollment at Cape Fear Community College is 3,241 and the part-time enrollment is 10,929. This means that 22.9% of students enrolled at Cape Fear Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

10%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cape Fear Community College was 10%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Cape Fear Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,702 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,676 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,537 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cape Fear Community College is 68.5% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.98% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 1.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 579 students (4.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 228 more women than men received degrees from Cape Fear Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cape Fear Community College is white (1,531 degrees awarded). There were 7.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cape Fear Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (815 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (91 degrees) and Registered Nursing (75 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cape Fear Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (906 degrees), and Science Technologies (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (56,726 people), Construction managers (38,806 people), Other managers (33,525 people), Chief executives & legislators (14,465 people), and Secondary school teachers (14,114 people).

The most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College in 2022 are Construction (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (906 degrees), Science Technologies (11 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (126 degrees), and Precision Production (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College are Construction (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (906 degrees), Science Technologies (11 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (126 degrees), and Precision Production (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (108,160 people), Construction (87,005 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (32,936 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (30,662 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (23,836 people).

The most specialized majors at Cape Fear Community College are Construction (136 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (906 degrees), Science Technologies (11 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (126 degrees), and Precision Production (60 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cape Fear Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 815 degrees awarded
  2. 91 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cape Fear Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 815 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

923
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 923 degrees were awarded to men at Cape Fear Community College, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Cape Fear Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.637 times less than the 498 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 498 degrees were awarded to men at Cape Fear Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.57 times more than the 317 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Cape Fear Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cape Fear Community College is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.21% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,531 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cape Fear Community College is white (1,531 degrees awarded). There were 7.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

2.17% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    827 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    704 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cape Fear Community College is white female (827 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (704 degrees).

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Operations

Cape Fear Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 29.3k (0.226%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Cape Fear Community College had a total salary expenditure of 104M. Cape Fear Community College employs 254 No academic ranks. Most academics at Cape Fear Community College are Female No academic rank (144), and Male No academic rank (110).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cape Fear Community College are: Service, with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

Endowment

$13M
2022 Endowment
17.6%
decline from 2021

Cape Fear Community College has an endowment valued at about $13M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cape Fear Community College declined 17.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.77M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.4M
2022 Salaries
18.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cape Fear Community College paid a median of $38.4M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 18.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.4M
Instructional Salaries
254
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cape Fear Community College paid a total of $15.4M to 254 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
254 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cape Fear Community College was No academic rank with 254 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cape Fear Community College were Service with 65 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cape Fear Community College was Female No academic rank with 144 employees, and Male No academic rank with 110 employees.

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