Edgecombe Community College

Tarboro, NC 27886
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Edgecombe Community College (ECC) is located in Tarboro, North Carolina and serves more than 2,000 students currently. ECC was established back in 1967as Wilson County Technical Institute but changed its name back in 1987 when the campus expanded in size. This school boasts a campus that is 120 acres in size and has 11 buildings. ECC offers students in the area more than 200 academic degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students can find great workplace training at this school as well as many robust associate’s degree programs.

The ECC nursing program has proven to be one of the most popular areas of study in the entire school. ECC students will be able to sign up for the practical nursing program or the associate’s degree nursing program. Students who already have achieved LPN status can seek advanced placement in the ADN program. There is also a bachelor’s of science in nursing transfer program through East Carolina University that students can enjoy. All nursing students in this program will be taught to practice in a dynamic environment. The curriculum will involve both classroom experiences and clinical experiences in assigned healthcare agencies. The ECC nursing program has the accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,198
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 11
Certificate 1 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2014 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2014 - 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, 95% of Edgecombe 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 74% $4,494
Other Federal Grant 9% $917
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $1,364
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,685
Federal Student Loans 26% $6,439
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$4,407
$30,001 to $48,000$5,529
$48,001 to $75,000$6,689
$75,001 to $110,000$7,861
Over $110,000--

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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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, NC 27886

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