Founded in 1958, Lenoir Community College is an open-door institution that offers educational programs and services. It is a part of the North Carolina Community College System that operates more than 55 institutions. Located in Kinston, N.C., the college offers degrees and non-degree programs and serves more than 15,000 students. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers classes and teleweb and Internet courses. The college also trains and retrains employees for the job market. It operates a continuing education program that supports the community, business and industry. The college s athletic facility features a gymnasium with a seating capacity for more than 1800 people. It also features locker rooms, weight room, gymnasium, laundry area, playing fields, classrooms and offices.