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James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.jamessprunt.edu.

Abbreviated College History

James Sprunt Community College holds the distinction of being the only NC Community College that is named after a historic individual. Dr. James Menzie Sprunt.  Over 200 years ago (1784) Grove Academy, a private academy for boys was established.

Dr. James Menzie Sprunt, a Scottish Presbyterian immigrated to America and settled in Duplin County after arriving at the port in Wilmington, N.C. In 1840, Dr. Sprunt became President of Grove Academy.

In 1860, Dr. Sprunt assumed the Presidency of the Kenansville Seminary, a female seminary which began in 1857. He then served in the Confederate Army as a chaplain.

The Kenansville Seminary closed in 1896, then reopened as the James Sprunt Institute and later as Grove Academy. In 1960, the new James Sprunt Institute open as a division of the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center, the first extension unit of North Carolina’s rapidly growing system of industrial education centers.

On March 12, 1964, the County Board of Commissioners and the County Board of Education voted to expand the unit then operating as a branch of Wayne Technical Institute and re-named it James Sprunt Institute. James Sprunt was given a permanent home in August 1964. James Sprunt became a separate institution, separating from Wayne Technical Institute on September 7, 1967.


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Campus Safety

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Human Resources

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President’s Message

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Mission, Vision, Values, Goals and Accreditation

James Sprunt Community College responds to the educational needs of students, businesses, and industries in Duplin and the surrounding counties. The College meets these needs through effective teaching, learning, and collaboration.

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Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness seeks to improve upon the best practices of the college through research and planning methods.

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Student Success Stories

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Campus & Directions

All roads lead straight to James Sprunt Community College. We are located in the heart of Eastern Carolina in Duplin County. We are conveniently located off of I-40 and the Hwy 24 bypass in Kenansville, the gateway to Jacksonville, Topsail Beach, and Wilmington. Be sure to check us out!

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College Leadership

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At James Sprunt Community College, there is something for everyone! With over 30 programs of study leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, you are sure to find the program that fits your needs and career interests.