Lenoir Community College

231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, NC 28502-0188

School Details

Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

Lenoir’s main campus is in Kinston and has off-campus centers in Snow Hill in Greene County, Trenton in Jones County, La Grange in Lenoir County, and Pink Hill in Lenoir County. LCC is located in Kinston at the intersection of highways U.S. 70 and N.C. 58.

Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Academic divisions at LCC include: Associate in Arts Degree with 14 pre-majors, Associate in Applied Science Degree with 40 programs, Associate in Fine Arts Degree with one pre-major, and Associate in Science Degree with four pre-majors. LCC also offers the 2+2 Engineering program, where a student can take the first two years of an engineering degree at LCC and then transfer to one of four engineering universities in North Carolina. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Career and College Promise is a program for current high school students who are at least juniors in high school and wish to enroll in a pathway at LCC.

Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses. Hybrid courses combine traditional classroom instruction with online distance delivery. Primary course delivery for web-assisted courses is via traditional face-to-face sessions with a requirement that students have Internet access as a supplemental part of the course. 

Students enrolled in internet-courses work independently by utilizing basic Internet tools (e-mail, word processing, downloading/uploading, discussion forums). Information Highway/Two-way video courses feature live video and audio interaction so that students can interact with instructors and other students through monitors, microphones, and other technologies.

Lenoir Community College has 3,507 students and 411 faculty members, giving the university an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 110 teach full-time and 291teach part-time. About 44% of undergraduate students study full-time and 56% study part-time. 

The student body contains 60% female students and 40% male students. About 54% of all students are white with the remaining students being black (36%), Hispanic (5%), American Indian (1%), and Race/Ethnicity Unknown (4%).  About 60% of students are ages 24 and under with 40% of students being ages 25 and above. About 99% of students are from North Carolina and 1% are from out-of-state. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 44% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 22%. The overall graduation rate is 15%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 13% for males and 18% for females.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.

LCC has the oldest on-going athletic program in the North Carolina Community College System. The school has many modern athletic facilities, including: a 1800-seat gymnasium, a weight room, and a gymnastics room. The LCC “Lancers” and “Lady Lancers” compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association in Region X. Sports offered at the college include: men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball.

Tuition costs $2,327 per year for in-state students and $8,471 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,400 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $6,300per year with $3,600 in additional living expenses. No alternative tuition plans are offered. 

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 60% of those attending Lenoir Community College receive financial aid. Deadlines are the following: Fall semester, June 1; spring semester, October 1; summer semester (March 1).

Lenoir Community College has an open admissions policy.  Applicants must complete a Lenoir Community College application, apply for financial aid, and submit official copies of high school/college transcript(s). Students will then have to take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register and pay for classes.

Lenoir Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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