As one of the 58 public two-year comprehensive community colleges within the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), Stanly Community College (SCC) is located in the small rural town of Albemarle, North Carolina with a satellite campus in the nearby rural setting of Locust, North Carolina. Due to an understanding that students lead busy lives, SCC also offers students a flexible online learning environment with the innovative virtual Moodle campus. Through vast international connections around the globe, Stanly Community College hosts a Study Abroad program for college credit and deep cultural immersion in China, Costa Rica, Japan, France, Peru, and Spain.
First chartered in 1971 within South Albemarle High School, Stanly Community College began by offering courses in auto mechanics, air conditioning, refrigeration, secretarial science, industrial management, and brick masonry to just 31 students. Within five months time, the college grew to nearly 400 students and plans were underway for the construction of a separate campus. In October of 1975, the main Academic/Administration Building opened its doors on the current campus in Albemarle. In 2003, the campus expanded to Locust at the 33,000 square foot Crutchfield Education Center. Today, the Locust campus is home to the regionally recognized Carolina Auction Academy and the training center for law enforcement officials.
Stanly Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) to grant its more than 10,000 students Associate of Arts, Associate of Sciences, Associate in General Education, and Associate of Applied Sciences degrees. Among the most popular associate's degree programs offered at SCC are Accounting, Business Administration, Cosmetology, Cyber Crime Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Radiography, and Simulation and Game Development. Students are also welcome to enroll in the more than 60 certificates and diploma programs that are geared towards enabling students to find gainful employment in their desired craft.
According to the Performance Measures provided by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCS), 71.8 percent of students enrolled in the SCC GED program pass the examination and receive their diploma during the program. 87.2 percent of graduates vying to become active practitioners through certification or licensure pass the examination on their first attempt. Furthermore, 89.9 percent of graduates who transfer to a four-year college of university to finish their bachelor's degree achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. These high-performing results align with the Stanly Community College motto: "Education for the future...Any time, Any place, Any pace!"
Total undergraduate enrollment: 1532
Total institution enrollment: 1532
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
Stanly Community College
141 College Dr
Albemarle, NC 28001
Male undergraduate population: 38%
Female undergraduate population: 62%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's