North Carolina Central University Partners With Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington

Historically Black North Carolina Central University and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina, signed an agreement that will launch a dual admissions partnership between both institutions.

Cape Fear Community College enrolls more than 8,600 students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 10 percent of the student body.

The partnership provides a seamless transition for community college students receiving an associate’s degree in applied science degree to gain guaranteed admittance to North Carolina Central University. This will reduce the total cost of obtaining a bachelor’s degree for students who complete their first two years at community college. Cape Fear Community College students earning a 2.75 grade point average will be considered for the North Carolina Community College Scholarship.

“Our new collaboration and formal agreement with Cape Fear Community College expand our continuous efforts to provide a high-quality, premier education to North Carolinians and others who seek to soar,” said Johnson O. Akinleye, chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Jim Norton, president of Cape Fear Community College, added that the college “is excited to collaborate with North Carolina Central University, one of the most highly regarded HBCUs in the nation. Cape Fear prioritizes expanding opportunities for our students to continue their education and this agreement will provide a direct pathway for our students to reach new heights in their academic endeavors.”

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