Founded in 1963, Carteret Community College is one of 58 institutions comprising the N.C. Community College System. Located in Morehead City, N.C., the college lies on the shores of the beautiful Bogue Sound — part of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway.


Carteret Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

For questions regarding the accreditation of Carteret CC contact the Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4500

NOTE: Inquiries regarding the programs and services of Carteret CC should be directed to the College directly; the Commission on Colleges should be contacted only for questions relating to the College’s accreditation.

In 2019, Carteret Community College underwent its decennial reaffirmation and in September 2020, the Commission on Colleges reaffirmed the College’s accreditation  until 2030, requiring no additional reporting. The College’s next reaffirmation will take place in 2030.

Quality Enhancement Plan



Carteret  Community College serves and empowers our students and coastal community by providing high-quality education, workforce training, and lifelong enrichment in an innovative and inclusive learning environment.

Approved by the Board of Trustees November 9, 2021


The Carteret Community College Vision is based on the pursuit of excellence in four dimensions:

1       An Excellent Learning College

2       An Excellent Place to Work

3       An Excellent Resource for Workforce Development and Quality of Life

4       An Excellent Steward of the Public Trust


At Carteret Community College, we believe our purpose is to serve the citizens of Carteret County. To fulfill this purpose, we further believe our greatest assets are the people we employ. We the employees of Carteret Community College, united by common purpose, share these values:

Learning – Service – Quality – Innovation – Integrity – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Teamwork – Commitment

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