Johnston Community College

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School Overview

Johnston Community College is a community college with multiple campuses throughout the state of North Carolina. Its main campus is located in Smithfield, which is about 30 miles east of Raleigh. The college has other campuses in Johnston County as well, including Cleveland Center, the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton, and the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center.

Johnston Community College offers associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas for students pursuing college transfer as well as occupational, technical, and continuing education opportunities.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2350

Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 209-2128

Fax: (919) 989-7862

Contact: Joan McLendon

Director of Admissions and Counseling
Main Address

PO Box 2350

Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 934-3051

Total undergrads: 4,178

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 964

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,178


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

Admission to health programs based on test scores, high school record and related completed courses. PSB required for admission to nursing and radiologic technology programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Greenhouse Management C
Horticultural Services C
Landscaping C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A

Construction Trades

Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Institutional Food Production C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiopulmonary Technology A,C
Cardiovascular Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General C

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology C
Permanent Cosmetics/Tattooing C

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A,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.

Johnston Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (919) 934-3051
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,054
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,811 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,657
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,801
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 57%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,136

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

Johnston Community College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 41
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 89
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 33
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 42
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Precision Production 42
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 4632

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Johnston 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 $2,657
Out-of-state $8,801
Books and supplies $1,428

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 197 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 185 54% $5,136
Student loan aid 6 2% $7,969

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,351 33% $5,450
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Johnston 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 Johnston 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

Johnston Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,054
Undergraduate enrollment 4,054
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

Johnston Community College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • 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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