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College of The Albemarle – Dare

Transform Your Tomorrow at COA – Dare

College of The Albemarle (COA) is your best choice for a quality education that leads to a rewarding career. In as little as a few months, you’ll learn the industry-leading skills local employers are looking for — and finish with little or no debt. Thanks to funding from Dare County, you may be able to attend COA with no out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and fees. Find out if you’re eligible for our Dare County Guarantee Scholarship Program.

COA – Dare


205 Highway 64 S.
Manteo, NC 27954

Google™ Map

Campus layout, buildings and evacuation routes (PDF)


Phone: 252-473-2264
Fax: 252-473-5497

Diploma and Certificate Programs

As a COA – Dare student, you’ll have full access to COA’s college transfer associate degree programs and general education courses. All our General Education courses will enable you to transfer to a four-year university.

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in General Education
  • Associate in Science

North Carolina Wesleyan College offers nonresidential baccalaureate degree programs designed to meet the educational needs of adult learners. The Office of Adult and Professional Studies allows mature women and men to tailor their degree work to meet personal, career and life goals.

Four-Year Degrees at COA – Dare (YouTube video)


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (offered online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the option to add a concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (offered online)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (offered online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing (offered online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Administration

If you have questions about the programs, contact Joy Smallwood at 252-940-6386, [email protected], or Tim Sweeney at 252-335-0821 ext. 7020, [email protected].

Programs and Classes


We’re here to help you succeed with our campus library, science labs, multimedia classrooms and administrative offices, where faculty and staff are available for one-on-one student counseling and services.

Professional Arts Gallery

COA’s gallery has been home to a variety of art shows and events featuring talented students, faculty and local artists.

Campus Tour

We invite you to visit our campus! Request a tour.