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New Hanover County Colleges are Cape Fear Community College, and the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.

Cape Fear Community College is located in they city of Wilmington on the banks of the Cape Fear River. More than 27,000 students take classes at Cape Fear Community College every year. Cape Fear Community College is well known for its two-year college transfer degrees. After graduation students can transfer to any four-year college or university in North Carolina. Over 60 technical programs in a wide range of areas are available for hands-on training to get a job right after graduation. Employers routinely contact CFCC seeking graduates right after graduation.

Cape Fear Community College offers the following transfer programs: Art Education, Business Education, Marketing Education, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education,
English, English Education, History, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Speech/Communication. Cape Fear Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. The following demographics apply to the students attending this college: 80% white; 20% non-white; 53% female; 47% male; Average age is 28.

University of North Carolina in Wilmington was founded as the two-year Wilmington College in 1947 and became a four year institution in 1963. More than 11,653 take courses in one of the college 73 bachelor’s degree programs and 28 graduate programs. The University of North Carolina has the fourth highest freshman SAT average (1134), the third highest freshman retention rate (85.7 percent), and the third highest six-year graduation rate (61.2 percent) in the UNC system.

For the eighth year, UNCW was seventh among the top public master’s universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges lists UNCW at the “very competitive” level. This College 2 to four year programs include: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Biology and Marine Biology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Health and Applied Human Sciences, Physics and Physical Oceanography, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Fine Arts in creative writing, Science in Accountancy, Science in Nursing, and Social Work.

Contact information:

Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 362-7000

601 S. College Road,
Wilmington NC 28403
Phone: (910) 962-3000


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