Community Colleges Raleigh NC

Below you will find a list of the different Community College options in Raleigh NC. Many people who first consider attending such a college wonder what are the advantages of attending a Community vs a 4 – year university.

So not only do we want to provide you a list of theses colleges in the area we also want to provide you a list of a few advantages (find below).

List of Community Colleges in Raleigh, NC

The following is an alphabetical list of small colleges in and near the Raleigh-Durham North Carolina area.

Central Carolina
764 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-6495

Durham Technical 
1637 East Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 536-7200

Johnston Community College
9046 Cleveland Road
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 989-2128

Meredith College - A private college for women
3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 760-8600

3901 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 866-5000Voice
(919) 779-3360Fax

8100 Nc 56 Hwy
Louisburg, NC 27549
(919) 496-1567

William Peace University – SACS-Accredited
15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 508-2000

Advantages of Attending:

You may have some friends who plan on attending a big 4-year university straight out of high school. You may feel some people look at you as not being smart when you say you plan on attending a community college.

Eases the transition from High school to College - Small classes means you will receive more one on one attention from the professors as you are beginning to learn college level curriculum.

You will save thousands of dollars in tuition costs - The tuition costs at 4 year universities has sky rocketed in recent years and there is no end in sight to these rising costs. By attending a less expensive community college for your first two years and then transfering to a four year college your total costs will be much lower

Allows you to live at home - There are many advantages to this. Save money, allow yourself a couple extra years to mature.

Gives you time to think about your career path before committing - Once you finish high school and are ready to beginning your academic journey at a 4-year institution.

Increases your level of Academic confidence - With the increased one on one time with professors available and smaller class sizes, on average a student starting out at a community college will have a much higher GPA in their first 2-years compared to if they started at a larger 4-year institution. This is really helpful if you decided to go on to earn your bachelors degree.

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