Craven Community College

New Bern, NC 28562
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Craven Community College is located in New Bern, North Carolina. Craven was established in 1965 and has gone through many changes over the years to offer students a very thorough academic experience. Students will be able to pursue associate’s degrees at this school as well as several certificate programs. It has many industry training options to help people further their career-based skills and it even offers transfer programs to larger universities for those who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The Craven nursing program has gained a reputation for excellence over the years. This school offers students both a practical nursing program and an associate’s degree in nursing program. Students will also be able to take advantage of LPN-to-RN advanced placement opportunities. Nursing students will learn to function as professionals in various medical settings and graduates of this program have gone on to work at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and many other healthcare facilities. This nursing program has the full approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,021
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 34
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 97.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - 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, 61% of Craven 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 47% $4,164
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,029
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,033
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $985
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 4% $4,090


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$6,459
$30,001 to $48,000$6,104
$48,001 to $75,000$6,979
$75,001 to $110,000$8,153
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
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.
Craven Community College
800 College Ct
New Bern, NC 28562

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