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CFCC grows on state salary ranking

Electrical equipment went missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence at Cape Fear Community College. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
Cape Fear Community College has improved its ranking on the state’s community college salary listing. (Port City Daily/file)

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Community College System Office released new salary rankings in February which show CFCC’s rank on salary listings has risen since last year.

Of the 58 community colleges in the state, CFCC went from 20th to 16th, while the the staff salary ranking has improved from 42th to 30th.

“As the cost of living continues to rise in our area, I know it’s more important than ever to do what we can to support our faculty and staff. Student success depends on retaining highly qualified employees,” CFCC President Jim Morton said in a press release.

The college has given full-time employees two bonuses in the last five months, with many receiving salary adjustments.

“It all comes down to enrollment,” Morton said. “If CFCC is able to attract and retain students, then we’ll be able to do more for our students and employees. We’re making smart programming decisions and see the benefits of those results.”

CFCC is the fifth largest community college in North Carolina. Despite the pandemic, CFCC has experienced steadily increasing enrollment.

“I’m proud of what our team is accomplishing. We have made changes that impact how our students learn about our programs, how they enroll, and the hands-on training that makes them better candidates for employment. It’s been a great success, and I look forward to what’s next,” Morton said.


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