Founded in 1964, Southeastern Community College (SCC) is a public, two-year comprehensive community college. With its "open-door" policy, SCC strives to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, resources, interests, abilities, and career goals. The college offers more than 25 occupational and liberal arts curriculum programs along with numerous Workforce and Continuing Education programs and courses to meet the needs of employers and the community. SCC serves an annual full-time equivalent enrollment of approximately 2,400 students in curriculum and continuing education programs. It emphasizes quality in designing and delivering instructional, support, and community services. The college’s motto is “Succeeding Together” whereby the college commits to working with students, employers, the community, and each other to enable each individual to achieve their success.
SCC is undergoing major changes as it prepares for the future. It has adopted a new vision: Developing an educated workforce that ensures our community is a thriving place to live, work and play; and a new mission statement: Opening doors for our community through powerful partnerships that provide student-centered learning, workforce development, and cultural enrichment opportunities. To achieve its mission and move towards its vision, SCC is focused on its performance in student success, workforce development, enrollment, employee performance, facilities, resource acquisition & use and community services.
The SCC college campus is located on Hwy. 74-76 between Whiteville and Chadbourn in southeastern North Carolina. SCC is an hour's drive from historic Wilmington, the beaches of Southeast North Carolina, and South Carolina's Grand Strand beaches. Serving Columbus County and surrounding areas, the college enjoys local financial and moral support from a community which expresses great pride in the institution.