Cleveland Community College

Shelby, NC 28152
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Cleveland Community College (CCC) is located in Shelby, North Carolina. CCC was established back in 1965and aims to provide a diverse, accessible education to all members of the community. There are many academic programs at CCC that will help students to further their career prospects. Students can expect various associate’s degree programs as well as some certificate options. CCC is also a well-known transfer school as it has many options for students who wish to continue their college educations at four-year universities.

The CCC nursing program is among the most popular options at the school. This program offers students the ability to pursue the nurse aide program, the practical nursing program, or the associate’s degree in nursing program. Students have traditionally gone on to find great success upon graduation from the CCC nursing programs. All programs seek to give students a thorough education and will prepare practical nursing and associate’s degree in nursing students for the NCLEX licensure exams.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students2,700
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
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 1 14
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 3
Certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1975 - 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, 77% of Cleveland Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 67% $4,811
Other Federal Grant 4% $335
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,806
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $250
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


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$3,078
$30,001 to $48,000$4,002
$48,001 to $75,000$6,088
$75,001 to $110,000$6,314
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152

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