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College of The Albemarle

At COA, we’re here to help students reach their goals. We are here to get students started on a path to an exciting, rewarding career they will love. We will help explore academic and career options, set goals, understand education and graduation requirements, and make informed decisions. COA is proud to have served the academic needs of the Albemarle region since 1961. As the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina, we continue to expand our programs and services throughout the seven-county area: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. We have campuses in Dare, Edenton, Elizabeth City and Currituck. COA has an open door admissions policy and welcomes anyone who wants to benefit from postsecondary education, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.



Small community college

Why you should attend?

Response: COA understands the specific challenges and concerns that face veterans and active-duty servicemembers. We provide personalized assistance with applying for VA benefits. We have an accessible and supportive veteran center on campus to give Veterans the guidance to reach goals. We are well-credentialed and follow industry recommendations, especially regarding standards for Veterans. We offer a wide range of curriculum and degree levels so Veterans can weigh all options. Finally, we offer flexibility, with year-round admissions and online degree options that fit your schedule easily. Whether active duty, family member, or a veteran, we assist educational goals takes planning, and give flexible class scheduling can make all the difference to educational success.