Making North Carolina a Better Place to Live and Work

The NC Community College System is the only public organization in North Carolina dedicated to providing affordable college access to anyone in the state.

We’re focused on one mission:

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.

We do this by providing:

  • Education, training and retraining for the workforce including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs.
  • Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry and in collaboration with the University of North Carolina System and private colleges and universities.
  • Services to communities and individuals which improve the quality of life.


Our history informs everything we do at the System. Take a look at where we’ve been and where we plan to go.

Our Impact

See how we’re providing open-door access to affordable education across the state.


Find out about the service-based and academic excellence awards we distribute every year (and see who’s won in the past!).

Our Reach


Community colleges


Students enrolled


High school students dual enrolled

State Board of Community Colleges

The policy-making arm of the System includes 22 Board Members, who oversee budgets, capital projects, curricula and more.

The System Office

Learn more about the System Office of the North Carolina Community College System, the pivotal role it plays in education in the state, and resources available. 


Discover more about the 58 community colleges within The System and find your local college. 


The NC Community Colleges Foundation champions community, economic, and workforce development value across the state through fundraising and advocacy.


Additional Resources

Want to join the NC Community College System?

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200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100