Demonstrating the Collective Economic Value of NC Community Colleges

Impact of Higher Education in North Carolina Totaled $63.5 Billion in 2012-13

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s institutions of higher education deliver a solid return on investment for their students and the state...

2015 State Board of Community Colleges Awards Recipients

State Board Bestows Annual Awards

The State Board of Community Colleges announces the President of the Year, Excellence in Teaching, Staff of the Year and Distinguished Partners in Excellence Awards, as well as the I.E Ready Award recipients.  

Governor Pat McCrory; Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker and Dr. Scott Ralls listen as business and industry share workforce challenges during Align4NCWorks learning summit at Central Piedmont Community College.

Governor, Secretary of Commerce Attend Align4NCWorks Learning Summit

Governor Pat McCrory, NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and NC Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls listen as business and industry share their workforce challenges.

State Board of Community Colleges welcomes new members, July 2014.

State Board Welcomes New Members

RALEIGH – The State Board of Community Colleges welcomed two new members during its July 18 meeting. Ernest C. Pearson of Holly Springs and La’Quon A.

State Board of Community Colleges, UNC Board of Governors Sign Revised Agreement Improving the Transfer Process

Revised Agreement Improves the Transfer Process

RALEIGH – The State Board of Community Colleges and University of North Carolina Board of Governors today signed a revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) between the two public hi



Workforce. It sits atop almost every industry expansion, site consultant or business success list ever created.

About Us

Mission & History

The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing...

NCWorks Customized Training

NCWorks Customized Training Intro

The NCWorks Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through our network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state. Our goal is to foster and support three key aspects of your company's well-being: Job Growth, Technology Investment and Productivity Enhancement.

Proprietary Schools

Proprietary Schools Intro Text

Our purpose is to assure prospective and enrolled students and citizens of North Carolina that proprietary schools operating in North Carolina meet minimum standards of quality in their operation.


Visit SuccessNC

A system-wide strategic focus to increase student success, access and program excellence.

Art Exhibit

Solitary, Tink Creech, Student Forsyth TCC


Align4NCWorks Intro Text

Align4NCWorks is the NC Community College System’s strategic initiative to scale up best practices in collaborative workforce development. The aim: collaborate to secure NC’s distinction of having the #1 workforce in the nation.

Success Stories

Brenda Lopez