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About Us

Transform Your Tomorrow

At College of The Albemarle (COA), we’ve always been much more than campuses, classes, degrees and certificates. Our real passion is transformation: of our students as you achieve your dreams and of ourselves as we grow to better serve our communities.

We all have a tremendous spark of possibility glowing within each of us. For many students, that light may feel hidden behind layers of doubt. At COA, you’ll find the support you need to break through and reach your full potential. Instructors, friends and mentors are here to help introduce you to a whole new world of possibilities. We know this because we’ve learned the stories, witnessed the talent and shared in the success of our students time after time.

COA is North Carolina’s first community college, with four campuses across seven counties, excellent educational programs and a strong tradition in the Albemarle region. Above all, we’re a catalyst for transforming lives. We’re here to tell our story and share how the transformational power of the COA experience can help you succeed.

No matter your background, whatever your goals, at COA, you’ll transform your tomorrow. Welcome!