CCCC ranked among nation’s Top 25 Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020 by BestColleges

Sanford, NC – Central Carolina Community College has been nationally ranked as No. 25 in The Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020 by BestColleges.

Previously, CCCC was ranked first in the Niche 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings.

CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman said of this most recent recognition: “I am so proud of our college. This continued recognition among the best in the nation represents the great work done by the entire CCCC family, because it takes us all working together to support our students’ successes in order to meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

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 as one of the Top 25 Community Colleges and Trade Schools in the nation by BestColleges in its rankings for 2020. The ranking, which BestColleges issues to ‘inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide quality education and meaningful learning experiences at affordable costs,’ demonstrates that CCCC is fulfilling its mission to ‘foster individual, community, and economic development through transformative lifelong learning.’

“This recognition is a direct result of the outstanding efforts exhibited on a daily basis by an extremely dedicated administration, faculty, staff and student body to achieve the highest standard of excellence and success,” said Mr. Philpott. “The efforts of all of these individuals have been bolstered by broad 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 congratulating 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.

“We have an amazing faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience for all students who walk through our door,” said Dr. Brian S. Merritt, CCCC Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. “It is easy to come to work every day with colleagues who feel like they are part of my own family.”

To learn more about CCCC and its programs, visit the website

To see the BestColleges’ Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020 rankings, visit the website.