Tuition and Cost to Attend Pitt Community College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state North Carolina residents to go to Pitt Community College is $10,379 for the 2014/2015 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess North Carolina residence can expect a one year cost of $16,522. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $3,179.

Undergraduate Tuition

Pitt Community College tuition is $1,893 per year for in-state residents. This is 42% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,263. The cost is $1,420 and 43% cheaper than the average North Carolina tuition of $3,313 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in North Carolina amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 59th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,036 which represents a 325% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $86 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $1,979.

Housing Costs

Pitt Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Winterville area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,200.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Pitt Community College
Expenditure Price
North Carolina Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$10,379
   In-State Tuition$1,893
   Other Fees$86
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,200
   Books and Supplies$1,200
North Carolina Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$3,179
   In-State Tuition$1,893
   Other Fees$86
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $10,379 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Pitt Community College net price for in-state students $4,626* for the 2013/2014 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

86% of Pitt Community College students received grant aid in 2013/2014. The average total aid amount was $4,709. 70 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2013/2014 was $4,831. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Pitt Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Pitt Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$4,626*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid86%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,709
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants70%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,831

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$3,976
$30,001 to $48,000$5,212
$48,001 to $75,000$6,380
$75,001 to $110,000$9,443

Average Financial Aid Mix - $10,379 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $10,379. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 45% - $4,709

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Pitt Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 61% - $6,301

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 -6% -  ($631)

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Pitt Community College
Beaufort County Community College21.7% more expensive
Edgecombe Community College21.7% more expensive
Lenoir Community College21.7% more expensive
Martin Community College16.2% more expensive
Wilson Community College20.9% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Pitt Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Pitt Community College is $20,758 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $4,205 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $8,410**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Pitt Community College.

North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$946
North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$5,190
Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,018
Non-North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,261

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Pitt Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Pitt Community College
Price per credit hour for North Carolina residents$66
Cost for one class for North Carolina residents (3 credit hours)$198
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$258
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$774
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,032

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 82% of Pitt Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,301.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Pitt Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $8,410, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $10,357.33. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Pitt Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 86% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $4,205. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Pitt Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Pitt Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$86.31
Amount Borrowed$8,410.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,947.33
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$10,357.33

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Pitt Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Pitt Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $10,357.33 would be needed to afford a $86.31 monthly payment in the example $8,410.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Pitt Community College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,264 to $1,979. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 11.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $20,758.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Pitt Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2021$13,578$27,155
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2026$17,329$34,658
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2031 $22,117$44,233
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2034 $25,603$51,206

Tuition History

What was tuition at Pitt Community College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$1,686$7,808 17.9%
2009$1,430$7,552 0.3%
2008$1,426$7,548 5.9%
2007$1,346$7,106 0.4%
2006$1,340$7,100 3.7%
2005$1,292$6,828 6.9%
2004$1,209$6,377 6.4%
2003$1,136$6,144 10.1%
2002$1,032$5,584 12.2%
2001$920$5,472 16.6%
2000$789$4,793 34.6%
1999$586$4,590 0%
1998$586$4,590 0.3%
1997$584$4,543 0%
1996$584$4,543 1%
1995$578$4,536 0%
1994$578$4,536 0%
1993$578$4,537 14.5%
1992$505$4,537 31.9%
1991$383$3,419 31.2%
1990$292$2,542 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Pitt Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 211 18% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 67 11% cheaper
Medical Office Management/Administration Associate's Degree 62 10% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 36 17% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 32 9% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 27 16% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 24 16% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 23 12% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 23 7% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 20 6% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 18 22% cheaper
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 16 9% cheaper
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other Associate's Degree 14 3% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 13 10% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 13 15% cheaper
Polysomnography Associate's Degree 12 13% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 12 15% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 11 8% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 11 6% cheaper
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 11 0% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 13% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 1% cheaper
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 9 11% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 2% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 9 13% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 19% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 8 10% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 8 18% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 7 17% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Associate's Degree 6 23% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 16% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 6 2% cheaper
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 6 0% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 5 9% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 4 8% cheaper
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 2 6% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Associate's Degree 1 16% cheaper
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 1 7% cheaper


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About Pitt Community College

Pitt Community College is a two year community college located in Winterville, North Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 4,966 and part time is 3,478.  Pitt Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, North Carolina

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Pitt Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Pitt Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199333 IPEDS survey data.

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