CCCC ranked among nation’s Top 50 community colleges

Sanford, NC – Central Carolina Community College has been ranked among the Top 50 community colleges in the nation by College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews.

CCCC is ranked No. 47 in the list – and is the only North Carolina community college listed in the rankings. Previously, CCCC was ranked first in the Niche 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings. There are 58 public community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System.

In addition, CCCC is just one of two schools on the East Coast in the College Consensus community college rankings.

The College Consensus noted that “Central Carolina Community College is considered one of the best community colleges in the United States.”

CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman said of the recognition: “We are so honored to see this Top 50 recognition from among the many great colleges throughout the nation. Our current times have required a lot of our CCCC family and every member has risen to the challenge. We know how important our students’ successes are to the communities in which we live and serve, and we work every day to improve our support of all of them.”

H. Julian Philpott Jr., Chairman of the CCCC Board of Trustees, noted: “We were excited to learn that Central Carolina Community College was recently recognized by College Consensus as one of the Top 50 community colleges in the nation, and the only North Carolina community college to be included in the overall rankings, according to their success in providing a return on investment. This ranking is a direct result of the efforts exhibited on a daily basis by an extremely dedicated administration, faculty, staff and student body to achieve a high standard of excellence and success. The efforts of all of these individuals have been bolstered by a high degree of support from the elected officials and citizens in Lee, Chatham and Harnett Counties, who recognize that we have an educational gem and outstanding economic driver in CCCC. I know all the Trustees of CCCC join me in offering a resounding congratulations to the CCCC family for this wonderful recognition and a job well done!”

Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs, as students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. CCCC also offers instruction in such areas as Short-term Job Training, College & Career Readiness, Personal Interests, Business & Industry, and Emergency Services Training.

“CCCC provides a transformative student learning experience,” said Dr. Brian S. Merritt, CCCC Vice President of Learning & Workforce Development and Chief Academic Officer. “Our faculty and staff take this mission to heart and prepare our graduates well for the local workforce. We are grateful to College Consensus for this recognition.”

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