Johnston Community College

Smithfield, NC 27577
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Johnston Community College (JCC) is located in Smithfield, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. JCC was established back in 1969 and it now serves approximately 6000 students. The school boasts a 175-acre main campus with 11 different buildings. It even has an auditorium that is capable of seating over 1000 people. It offers students various associate’s degree, certificate, and diploma opportunities. The school has been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. JCC even has the distinction of being the home of the North Carolina Truck Driver Training School. This is the oldest truck driving school in the entire United States and is one of the most popular options at JCC.

Another popular option at JCC is the nursing program. This nursing program allows students to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing. There are even advanced placement options for LPNs who are able to qualify. Students will be able to enjoy special RN-to-BSN transfer options. Those who wish to transfer so that they can pursue bachelor’s degree in nursing will be able to do so seamlessly when they attend this school. JCC students who graduate go on to succeed at a very high rate when taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. has even ranked this school number four for best RN programs in North Carolina. The JCC nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students4,152
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 40
Certificate 1 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 99.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1977 - 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, 60% of Johnston 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 51% $4,951
Other Federal Grant 3% $540
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $1,835
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $779
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 1% $3,862


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$6,883
$30,001 to $48,000$7,043
$48,001 to $75,000$7,942
$75,001 to $110,000$7,068
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.
Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577

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