Cleveland Community College

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School Overview

Cleveland Community College (CCC) is a two-year community college located in the city of Cleveland, in the state of North Carolina. However, CCC didn’t start out as a community college. It was founded as an adult education and career training center in 1965–with its primary focus on nursing education. It also offered GED and related education courses for adults who had not yet earned a high school diploma.

In 1980, the institution began offering associate degrees, certificates and diplomas, at which point it was renamed Cleveland Community Colleges to reflect its new status as a tw-year, degree granting institution.

Today, CCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of the Higher Learning Commission to award Associate of Art degrees, Association of Science degrees, certificates and diplomas in various academic fields and professional disciplines including Business, Communications, Computers, Construction Trades, Engineering, Health Sciences, Legal Studies, Mechanics, Cosmetology, and Criminal Justice. CCC also belongs to the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), which includes 58 community colleges and represents over 810,000 students.

General Information

Admission Office

137 South Post Road

Shelby, NC 28152

(704) 484-4103

Fax: (704) 484-5305

Contact: Andy Gardner

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

137 South Post Road

Shelby, NC 28152

(704) 484-4000

Total undergrads: 3,633

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,337


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for allied health programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
E-Commerce A
Operations Management A
Real Estate C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Electrician C
Pipefitting C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C
Industrial Electronics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cleveland Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (704) 669-4136
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 137 S Post Rd, Shelby, NC 28152-6224
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,536
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,052 (41% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,552
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,696
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,850

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cleveland Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cleveland Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 87
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Construction Trades 61
Education 62
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 83
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 105
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 4
Personal and Culinary Services 4
Precision Production 4
Grand total 6229

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cleveland Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,552
Out-of-state $8,696
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 101 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 101 83% $5,850
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,127 44% $5,475
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cleveland Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cleveland Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cleveland Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,536
Undergraduate enrollment 2,536
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cleveland Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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