Cost to Attend Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College
Shelby, North Carolina

Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Cleveland Community College tuition is $2,432 per year for in-state residents. This is 36% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,795. The cost is 30% cheaper than the average North Carolina tuition of $3,495 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 23rd in North Carolina amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 44th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $8,576 which represents a 253% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $170 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,602.

Housing Costs

Cleveland 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 Shelby area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $2,700.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $900 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state North Carolina residents to go to Cleveland Community College is $7,402 for the 2021/2022 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have North Carolina residence can expect a one year cost of $13,546. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $4,702.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022 IPEDS survey response for Cleveland Community College and represent reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Costs and Tuition for Cleveland Community College
Estimated Budgets
North Carolina Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$7,402
   In-State Tuition$2,432
   Other Fees$170
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$2,700
   Off-Campus Other Budget$900
   Books and Supplies$1,200
North Carolina Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$4,702
   In-State Tuition$2,432
   Other Fees$170
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$900
   Books and Supplies$1,200
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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 $7,402 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 Cleveland Community College net price for in-state students is ($325)* for the 2019/2020 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

83% of Cleveland Community College students received grant aid in 2019/2020. The average total aid amount was $6,114. 71 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $5,547. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Cleveland Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Cleveland Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price($325)*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid83%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,114
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants71%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$5,547

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 2019/2020 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000($1,032)
$30,001 to $48,000$231
$48,001 to $75,000$2,294
$75,001 to $110,000$2,947

Average Financial Aid Mix - $7,402 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $7,402. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

Grants and Scholarships
94% - $6,114

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

Federal Loans
0% - $0

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

Out of Pocket
6% -  $388

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 2019/2020 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. Cleveland Community College
Gaston College0% less expensive
Guilford Technical Community College12.5% less expensive
Isothermal Community College25% less expensive
Catawba Valley Community College12.5% less expensive
Western Piedmont Community College0% 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland Community College is $14,804 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.

**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 2019/2020 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 Cleveland Community College.

North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,216
North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$3,701
Non-North Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,288
Non-North Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,773

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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland Community College
Price per credit hour for North Carolina residents$76
Cost for one class for North Carolina residents (3 credit hours)$228
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$268
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$804
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,072

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Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Cleveland Community College in the future? 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 $14,804.00. 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 Cleveland Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2028$9,683$19,366
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2033$12,359$24,717
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2038 $15,773$31,546
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2041 $18,259$36,518


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About Cleveland Community College

Cleveland Community College is a two year community college located in Shelby, North Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 796 and part time is 1,629.  Cleveland 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. Learn more about Cleveland Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, North Carolina

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Cleveland 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.

Cleveland Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data. Data last updated February 2023 and reflects academic year 2021/2022 costs reported by the school.