Cleveland Community College.

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, NC2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College is a community college located in Cleveland County, North Carolina. It was established in 1965 as the Cleveland County Industrial and Adult Education Center with its first classes consisting of a Licensed Practical Nurse program, two extension classes, and adult basic education classes for adults who had not completed high school. The school's name was changed first to Cleveland County Industrial Center and later to Cleveland County Technical Institute. The Cleveland County Technical Institute moved into the old county home buildings in 1969. That site serves as the location of today's campus. The college took on its current name in 1980. It now provides Associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs, as well as other vocational and general courses. The college holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The current president is Dr. Jason Hurst.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 2,241 students
  • 0.22 faculty staff per student

Notable programs at Cleveland Community College

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Accounting, Marketing, Elementary Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Carpentry, Welding, and Cosmetology.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Cleveland Community College was $8,670, while for in-state students it was $2,526. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $4,709.

The average financial aid at Cleveland Community College is $4,961. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $3,709 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Cleveland Community College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

59% of undergraduate students at Cleveland Community College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Cleveland Community College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Cleveland Community College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017