The College and Its Service Area

Southeastern Community College (SCC), one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Located about fifty miles from historic Wilmington, North Carolina, and from the Grand Strand of South Carolina, the college enjoys exceptional local support from citizens and elected officials. In 2012-2013, SCC served an unduplicated headcount of approximately 10,580 students (2,431 full-time equivalent) through a variety of programs and services designed to prepare students for the workplace and for further educational opportunities.

The only higher education institution in Columbus County, SCC plays a crucial role in providing educational opportunities for adults, cultural activities for the community, and leadership in local economic development initiatives. SCC has also demonstrated leadership in distance learning, international education, and developing strong local support through the SCC Foundation.

Founded in 1964, SCC occupies a 240-acre campus, with 14 permanent buildings. Over 200 full-time employees work at the college. The college’s campus is located just outside Whiteville, the county seat of Columbus County.

The local economy is based on agriculture, paper manufacturing and plastics production. SCC is adjacent to a local industrial park.