Carteret Community College: Narrative Description

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3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557-2989
Tel: (252)222-6000
Admissions: (252)222-6153
Fax: (252)222-6274
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 25-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,732. Students come from 24 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1136 full-time, $38 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6304 full-time, $211 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $47 full-time, $14.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available. Michael J. Smith Learning Resource Center with 22,000 books and 168 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Morehead City is one of the most popular coastal resorts in the state. The $4 million Port Terminal with its 2,600-foot pier affords excellent facilities for oceangoing vessels. Fishing, particularly for menhaden, is an important industry. The Atlantic Beach across Bogue Sound is an excellent 24-mile beach. Recreational facilities are numerous for all kinds of ocean fishing, and for hunting wild ducks and geese.