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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The Community College of Baltimore County tuition is $3,120 per year for in-district residents. This is 5% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 16% cheaper than the average Maryland in-district tuition of $3,727 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 10th in Maryland amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,162 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,038.

Housing Costs

The Community College of Baltimore County doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Baltimore area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,893.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,430.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,678 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to CCBC is $19,283 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $22,039. Out-of-state students who don't possess Maryland residence can expect a one year cost of $25,081. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $12,146.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for The Community College of Baltimore County and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The Community College of Baltimore County
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,283
   In-District Tuition$3,120
   Other Fees$1,162
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,678
   Books and Supplies$1,430
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,893
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,390
   In-District Tuition$3,120
   Other Fees$1,162
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,678
   Books and Supplies$1,430
Maryland Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$22,039
   In-State Tuition$5,876
   Other Fees$1,162
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,893
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,678
   Books and Supplies$1,430
Maryland Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$12,146
   In-State Tuition$5,876
   Other Fees$1,162
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,678
   Books and Supplies$1,430

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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 $22,039 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 CCBC net price for in-state students is $7,161* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

68% of The Community College of Baltimore County students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,601. 62 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,530. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The Community College of Baltimore County, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for The Community College of Baltimore County
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,161*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid68%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,601
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants62%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,530

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$6,313
$30,001 to $48,000$6,965
$48,001 to $75,000$9,466
$75,001 to $110,000$11,360
$110,000+$11,618

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,039 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,039. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

25%
29%
46%

Grants and Scholarships

 25% - $4,601

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

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,237

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

Out of Pocket

 46% -  $8,523

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 2014-2015 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. The Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore City Community College55.1% less expensive
Harford Community College12.1% less expensive
Anne Arundel Community College8.2% more expensive
Howard Community College10.6% less expensive
Carroll Community College20.4% less 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 The Community College of Baltimore County.

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 CCBC is $44,078 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 $5,941 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $11,882**

**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 2014-2015 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 The Community College of Baltimore County.

Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,938
Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,020
Non-Maryland Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,459
Non-Maryland Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,540

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 The Community College of Baltimore County 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 The Community College of Baltimore County
Price per credit hour for in district residents$120
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$360
Price per credit hour for Maryland residents$226
Cost for one class for Maryland residents (3 credit hours)$678
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$343
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,029
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,372

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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. 21% of The Community College of Baltimore County students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,237.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The Community College of Baltimore County? 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 $11,882, 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 $14,742.84. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The Community College of Baltimore County. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 68% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,941. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our The Community College of Baltimore County 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.

The Community College of Baltimore County Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$122.86
Amount Borrowed$11,882.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,860.84
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$14,742.84

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend CCBC? 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 The Community College of Baltimore County, 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 $14,742.84 would be needed to afford a $122.86 monthly payment in the example $11,882.00 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 The Community College of Baltimore County in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,252 to $5,876. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.4%. 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 $44,078.00. 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 The Community College of Baltimore County.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,831$57,662
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,797$73,593
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $46,963$93,926
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $54,365$108,731

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The Community College of Baltimore County 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, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 670 9% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 288 24% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 109 14% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 92 13% costlier
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Associate's Degree 41 8% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 40 16% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 38 37% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 37 24% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 35 33% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 34 18% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 32 30% costlier
Education, General Associate's Degree 26 33% costlier
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 25 24% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 24 39% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 23 29% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 22 16% costlier
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 21 56% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 21 16% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 21 35% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 20 40% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 16 28% costlier
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 15 23% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 15 29% costlier
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 14 23% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 14 33% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 13 38% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 13 14% costlier
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 12 31% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 12 36% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 12 32% costlier
Medical Informatics Associate's Degree 12 15% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 9 27% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 9 24% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 26% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Associate's Degree 8 36% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 39% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 7 28% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 7 33% costlier
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 46% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 5 34% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 4 39% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 27% costlier
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other Associate's Degree 3 33% costlier
Geography Associate's Degree 3 17% costlier
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Associate's Degree 2 28% costlier
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Associate's Degree 1 0% costlier

Calculators

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About The Community College of Baltimore County

The Community College of Baltimore County is a two year community college located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Full time enrollment is 6,105 and part time is 15,088.  The Community College of Baltimore County has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about The Community College of Baltimore County at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
The Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland
21237

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The Community College of Baltimore County 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.

The Community College of Baltimore County cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=434672 IPEDS survey data.