Wayne Community College
'Wayne Community College' is a community college
Community college
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries.-Australia:Community colleges carry on the tradition of adult education, which was established in Australia around mid 19th century when evening classes were held to help adults...

 located in Goldsboro
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 37,597 at the 2008 census estimate. It is the principal city of and is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The nearby town of Waynesboro was founded in 1787 and Goldsboro was...

, North Carolina
North Carolina
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. It currently consists of nine buildings, with a campus area of over 287,000 square feet (27,000 m²). Over 14,000 curriculum
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 and extension students are enrolled at the college per year.

Wayne Early/Middle College High School is located on the campus of Wayne Community College.http://www.waynecountyschools.org/ It accepted 60 students for the first Freshman Class in August 2007.


Wayne Community College began as the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center (I.E.C.), established on June 15, 1957. The original on-campus building was completed in November 1960, and until Fall 1962 all courses were taught in the evening, and all students were part-time.

In the 1962-63 school year, the first full-time courses were offered leading to diplomas in automotive mechanics, electronics, drafting, and practical nursing. At that time, Goldsboro I.E.C. had 47 students enrolled with eight faculty members. From 1963 through 1965 three extension units of Goldsboro I.E.C. were established in Morehead City, Kenansville
Kenansville, North Carolina
Kenansville is a town in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,149 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Duplin County.-Geography:Kenansville is located at ....

, and Clinton
Clinton, North Carolina
Clinton is the county seat of Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. The population of Clinton is 8,639 according to the 2010 US Census. Clinton is named for American Revolution General Richard Clinton.-History:...

; later to become Carteret, James Sprunt, and Sampson Community Colleges.

In January 1964, Goldsboro I.E.C. became Wayne Technical Institute. By Fall 1966, the enrollment had increased to approximately 550 curriculum students and more than 1500 extension students. During the late 1960s, several additional classroom buildings were added to the campus.

In November 1967, a community vote approved the necessary financial support, and Wayne Technical Institute became Wayne Community College. By the Fall of 1968, the enrollment had risen to nearly 700 curriculum students. Since 1968, the enrollment of Wayne Community College has steadily grown each year.

The 1997-1998 college year marked the 40th Anniversary of Wayne Community College, celebrated with the theme “Forty and Proud!” The College’s rapid growth has paralleled that of the North Carolina Community College System
North Carolina Community College System
The North Carolina Community College System is a statewide network of fifty-eight public community colleges. Each college has a distinct governance system and policies. In total, the system enrolls over 800,000 students, and is the third largest community college system in the nation...

, which is one of the largest in the United States
United States
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