Message from President

Ronald K. Lingle, Ph.D. President

Ronald K. Lingle, Ph.D. President

Thank you for the interest you have shown in Coastal Carolina Community College!

Coastal is one of the 58 public community colleges of North Carolina, which provides a broad array of programs and services designed to help students set realistic, meaningful educational goals and acquire the knowledge, skills, and certifications necessary to achieve them.

The College serves Onslow County, North Carolina, a beautiful, lush, coastal plains community, which proudly hosts two of the most strategic bases of the US Marine Corps.

Coastal is honored to serve both the civilian and military communities of our service area and has an earned reputation for educational quality that few public community colleges in the nation can match. Year after year, our College Transfer graduates outperform those of other community colleges, and in many years, the “native” students of the UNC System as well, after transferring to one of the University of North Carolina campuses.

And Coastal’s record on the Annual Performance Measures, published by the North Carolina Community College System, speaks for itself. It has met or exceeded all of the Annual Performance Measures more often than any other college in the North Carolina Community College System.

If you are committed to achieving your educational goals and are willing to devote the time, effort, and attention required to do so, our exceptionally skilled, painstakingly selected, and incredibly motivated faculty and staff are eager to guide and support you on one of the most significant and meaningful journeys you will ever undertake.


Ronald K. Lingle, Ph.D.