College of the Albemarle

Elizabeth City, NC 27906
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College of the Albemarle (COA) is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. COA was established back in 1960 and it now serves around 2100 students. This school has the distinction of being the first school to be a part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school offers the community both credit and non-credit courses. Students can earn associate’s degrees and certificates by taking credit courses at this school. Students regularly transform their lives for the better while attending COA.

The COA nursing program is a very popular option among students. Students will be able to pursue the practical nursing program or the associate’s degree in nursing program. There will be advanced placement options for current LPNs who wish to continue their education in the pursuit of an associate’s degree. COA also has programs to help ADN graduates to move on to a bachelor’s degree in nursing program. The nursing program at COA is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,507
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 18
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 18
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 99%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/01/1996 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 75% of College of the Albemarle's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 61% $4,958
Other Federal Grant 15% $357
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $1,654
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,240
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 1% $6,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,584
$30,001 to $48,000$6,509
$48,001 to $75,000$6,539
$75,001 to $110,000$5,868
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
College of the Albemarle
1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

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