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Halifax Community College was established in 1967.

Type of Institution

Two-year, educational public institution

Program Accreditations

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866

Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097:  Telephone number (404) 679-4501) 

North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges  

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

North Carolina Board of Nursing  

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts

Programs Offered

5 Curriculum Divisions

37 Curriculum Program areas

31 on-campus (22 degree, 14 diploma, 15 certificate)

7 off-campus (7 certificate)


Spring 2009 enrollment grew 11 percent over the spring 2008 enrollment. HCC’s spring 2009 enrollment was 1,447 students compared to the 1,304 students who enrolled during the spring 2008 semester. The enrollment increase for the spring 2009 semester also exceeded the enrollment of 1,377 for the fall 2008 semester by 5 percent.

The 1,447 enrollment for the spring 2009 semester breaks down as follows:

73 percent - Halifax County; 20 percent - Northampton County; 7 percent other NC counties or out-of-state

65 percent full-time; 35 percent part-time

34 percent males; 66 percent females

69 percent enrolled in associate degree programs; 31 percent in diploma, certificate, or special programs

10 percent enrolled in Huskins and Dual Credit programs

Ethic breakdown – 51 percent African American; 44 percent White; 6 percent other

Top associate degree programs in enrollment (Spring ‘09):

Associate in Arts/Associate in General Education

Nursing (RN and LPN)

Human Services Technology

Business Administration

Medical Office Administration

Early Childhood (Associate)

Industrial Systems Technology

Criminal Justice

Dental Hygiene


The final headcount for the continuing education division for the fall 2008 semester was 5,190 students. This resulted in an unduplicated headcount of 3,316 students enrolled in continuing education and workforce development programs.


More than 9,500 degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded through May 2009

Main Campus

109 Acres, 8 buildings 


67 full-time instructional personnel  

Degrees held:  Doctorate - 3%, Master's - 39 %, Bachelor's - 31%, Associate - 10%,

Other – 16%

Review the HCC Fact Book for more details.